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Old 02-24-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Cutting Rocks

I have a few larger oversized rocks that were leftover and given to us by the builder on our home.

The builder already lined the edge of our mulch with smaller rocks.

I want to cut the Larger rocks with the goal of making them smaller like the rest of the rocks lining the mulch.

The first picture is of the Larger Rocks I wish to cut down smaller.
The second picture is of the smaller rocks the builder lined down along the mulch.

What should I use to cut the Larger Rocks down to size? A chisel and hammer? Or some power tool? I don't know exactly what to use, but I would like to have some control over the size and shape of the rocks while I cut them.
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:30 PM   #2
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Brick chisel, maul, goggles.
Strike a line across the piece where you want it to break then just keep hitting it.


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Old 02-25-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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Ayuh,.... 'bout the only way to match the fractured look of yer smaller rocks, is to just Smash the larger rocks with a BFHammer,...

Keep Wackin' the larger stones, til they're small enough for yer linkin',...
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Well I use a 7.25 inch Diamond tile saw to get then down to a useful size. then use a masons hammer to chip the edges to a suitable appearance. And if they are too large for my wet saw, I run them through a 24 inch stone saw.

You can get a monument works to cut them down on their stone saw, but then you are paying for it.

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