Paver Power Tools - Saws - Cutters -
Power tools have taken over the building
industry over the last 40 years. This is quite
understandable, for they have cut down the hard
labor and work time for builders. So they can
get more done in the same amount of time.
Power tools are faster and at the same time
produce quite neat finishes. Depending on the
material being used, hand tools can help to trim
pavers that have been cut with power tools.
Therefore, power tools can take care of the
major jobs, like cutting and splitting large
paver units, while hand tools finish the jobs
off by trimming edges.
There are two main types of power tools used
for the cutting and trimming of paver units,
they are Saws and Splitters.
There are many types of power saws used for
cutting pavers in the building industry.
There are floor saws, table saws, bench saws
and the cut-off saw.
Today, the cut-off saw is the most widely
used type of powered saw. It is hand-held and
can be used to cut pavers. Its other
applications include cutting various materials;
for instance, steel, clay, bricks, masonry,
pipes, blocks and asphalt. This powered
hand-held saw can be powered by electricity or
petrol. However, it seems that the electric
models are the most common in the
The important factor about the power saws is
the blades that you choose. The blades need to
be right for the type of material being cut.
There are abrasive and diamond cut blades for
cutting paver stones and concrete. The most
popular blade is the diamond cut blade, for they
last longer and cut at a consistent depth.
Splitters come in an array of sizes and are
used to cut various types of stone and concrete.
There are block and slab splitters, both used
widely in the building industry.
Block and slab splitters are proving to be
easy to use and very safe little machines. There
are no moving parts, thus making them safe to
work with. Safety is always an attractive
feature, particularly in the construction
These splitting machines come in three main
- MANUALLY OPERATED: used for regular pavers.
- MANUALLY OPERATED/WITH TOOTH-LIKE BLADES:
used for irregular pavers.
- HYDRAULIC OPERATED: used for large, thick
The most popular powered splitter is the
manually operated one, which is ideal for
regular and smooth finish