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  • esmoore
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    10" vs 7" saw

    Hello all, this is my first post, I've just begun building my 40" pompeii oven, and the forums here have been invaluable.

    I've read on here how many people recommend the Harbor Freight 10" tile saw for this job. There's a Harbor Freight store just blocks from my house, so that's an easy option. However, I have the opportunity to buy a used MK Diamond saw with blade for about the same price as the new 10" HF saw.

    I've never done ANY masonry work before, and was wondering which saw more experienced masons would consider better for the job. Will a 7" saw 'cut it'?

    Thanks-

    Erik

  • GarnerAC
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    Pizza oven first then indoor plumbing!

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  • stonecutter
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    Originally posted by GarnerAC View Post
    ...Bring a 5 gallon bucket if you have one.
    Sheesh Garner, I would think you have indoor plumbing by now.

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  • GarnerAC
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    Thanks Man! see you tomorrow. Bring a 5 gallon bucket if you have one.

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  • esmoore
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    Originally posted by GarnerAC View Post
    Austin huh? I have a bag and a half of Heat Stop 50 I'll give you, as well as a few other left overs, and Im selling my 10" saw with stand and good blade for $150
    Sold!

    I have to tell you, I've browsed through your build thread, and am super impressed. I've saved a link to your Picasa album as reference and inspiration. Aside from the finish out (and the flared reveal, which I like, but am a little nervous to attempt), my plans are pretty similar.

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  • GarnerAC
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    Austin huh? I have a bag and a half of Heat Stop 50 I'll give you, as well as a few other left overs, and Im selling my 10" saw with stand and good blade for $150

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  • GarnerAC
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    Originally posted by stonecutter View Post
    You wouldn't want to make cuts like that on a 14" either Garner...trust me. An angle grinder is the best thing for all those funky notches and trapezoidal cuts.
    Yeah my angle grinder won the most useful tool award! They are relatively inexpensive tools too.

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  • stonecutter
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    Originally posted by GarnerAC View Post
    Even the 10" is marginal at best. I managed with the 10 but there were many cuts on my build that required me to make a half brick cut, then turn the brick around and try to get a decent cut from the other side to complete it. I cant imagine a 7" working at all. I guess it depends on exactly what you are cutting.
    You wouldn't want to make cuts like that on a 14" either Garner...trust me. An angle grinder is the best thing for all those funky notches and trapezoidal cuts.

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  • stonecutter
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    Originally posted by esmoore View Post
    Hello all, this is my first post, I've just begun building my 40" pompeii oven, and the forums here have been invaluable.

    I've read on here how many people recommend the Harbor Freight 10" tile saw for this job. There's a Harbor Freight store just blocks from my house, so that's an easy option. However, I have the opportunity to buy a used MK Diamond saw with blade for about the same price as the new 10" HF saw.

    I've never done ANY masonry work before, and was wondering which saw more experienced masons would consider better for the job. Will a 7" saw 'cut it'?

    Thanks-

    Erik
    Get the MK.

    Edit: but not if it's a 7"....that's a tile saw.
    Last edited by stonecutter; 01-09-2014, 06:19 AM.

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  • GarnerAC
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    Re: 10" vs 7" saw

    Originally posted by esmoore View Post
    Hello all, this is my first post, I've just begun building my 40" pompeii oven, and the forums here have been invaluable.

    I've read on here how many people recommend the Harbor Freight 10" tile saw for this job. There's a Harbor Freight store just blocks from my house, so that's an easy option. However, I have the opportunity to buy a used MK Diamond saw with blade for about the same price as the new 10" HF saw.

    I've never done ANY masonry work before, and was wondering which saw more experienced masons would consider better for the job. Will a 7" saw 'cut it'?

    Thanks-

    Erik
    Even the 10" is marginal at best. I managed with the 10 but there were many cuts on my build that required me to make a half brick cut, then turn the brick around and try to get a decent cut from the other side to complete it. I cant imagine a 7" working at all. I guess it depends on exactly what you are cutting.

    Leave a comment:

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