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How to cut a stone?

Discussion in 'Sharpening forum' started by BathonUk, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. BathonUk

    BathonUk Founding Member

    Hi guys.

    I need to cut the stones into pieces. I have tried bandsaw and regular handsaws with obvious results:D:D:D
    What is the best way to cut a piece of the stone? I was thinking about using Dremel diamond cutting discs. What do you think?
     
  2. I wouldn't want to use dremel, because it's way too underpowered for such task. But if you have a angle grinder, than you just need a silicon carbide disk
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  3. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    I have only done it once and used a tile saw with a diamond blade.
     
  4. BathonUk

    BathonUk Founding Member

    Thanks, Anton. Now I remember that I have tried angle grinder as well, but with a different disc. I ended up with broken stone. MattS I think that it would be a waste of material because of a thickness of the tile saw.
     
  5. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    I've never cut a stone like you want to cut, but I have cut many different types of building stone in various densities and textures, I used an angle grinder with either a stone cutting disc like Anton mentioned or a diamond disc fitted. If you have a 115mm grinder then the diamond discs are not very expensive.

    Main thing is to make sure the stone is very well clamped, I sometimes put a piece of plywood above and below the stone just either side of where I want to cut then clamp it down, this prevented breaks in some delicate stone I was cutting.
    Very light pressure and let the blade do the work as well, apologies if you know that already!
     
  6. IMG_4322.JPG I've cut a lot of stones a lot of different ways but my favorite is using a hack saw with a carbide blade. It's not fast but it's safe and accurate. What are you cutting?
     
  7. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  8. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    I suppose you are right in reference to material waste. My tile saw is 2mm thick. I have a hard time thinking it can be done for less than 2mm of waste in a timely fashion, but I am sure there is something.
     
  9. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    I'd use an 4.5 inch angle grinder with a diamond wheel as Warren suggests. can't be done with no waste. As Matt mentions, it is only a couple of millimeters
     
  10. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Using a wet saw allows you to collect the material and dry it out for use as polishing powder. An angle grinder will just blow most of it away.
     
  11. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    That's a good point Rick! Forgot to say I always wet cut with the angle grinder where possible, mainly to keep dust down in my scenarios but would have the extra benefit of making a nice paste to scoop up for the type of stone mentioned here.
     
  12. BathonUk

    BathonUk Founding Member

    Hi guys. Thank you for all answers. I bought a diamond cutting disc and it went into the stones like a butter. Very happy with the result.



    Thanks again!!
     

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