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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi guys.

I need to remove a 10' x 10' section of asphalth driveway. The main driveway is staying, so I want to get a nice, relatively clean line cut so I don't rip up the driveway that is staying. Can I just rent a demo saw from the local rental joint and cut the line? What type of blade do I need?

Thanks.

Alan
post #2 of 10
I rented one from home depot once. worked out well.
post #3 of 10
cheapest blade would be a masonary abrasive blade.

might need a couple for a 10' cut.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by ted527 View Post
cheapest blade would be a masonary abrasive blade.

might need a couple for a 10' cut.


I used these on my 7 1/4" circular saw to cut about 25' - it took about 1 1/2 blades - so for a 10' x 10' you'll need 2-3 blades.

They do a nice clean cut.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Really???? Just a circular saw??? I never thought of that. I have an older craftsman 7.5" saw that is a workhorse. I might have to give that a try. Even if I burn through 8 blades it would still be a cheaper than renting. Thanks guys.

Alan
post #6 of 10
My brother cut the concrete in his basement to install the sump with his circular saw and the correct blade.
Cabo
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Gilbey View Post
Really???? Just a circular saw??? I never thought of that. I have an older craftsman 7.5" saw that is a workhorse. I might have to give that a try. Even if I burn through 8 blades it would still be a cheaper than renting. Thanks guys.



Alan



There are also diamond blades that will do the job, just have a kid with a squirt bottle working with you to control blade heat and dust.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Gilbey View Post
Really???? Just a circular saw??? I never thought of that. I have an older craftsman 7.5" saw that is a workhorse. I might have to give that a try. Even if I burn through 8 blades it would still be a cheaper than renting. Thanks guys.

Alan


Come to think of it, if I had adjusted the blade depth to that of just the asphalt I would not have used more than one blade - it's the crushed stone under the asphalt that did a job on the blades.
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Just saw this on the news
post #10 of 10
asphalt is soft compared to concrete, abrasive blade is the way to go
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