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What you need:
  • 3# hammer
  • Masonry chisel
  • Safety goggles
  • Builder's square
  • 2x4
It can be useful to cut a paving slab for a specific space. Lay the slab on a firm, flat surface. Use a builder's square as a guide to score a line where you wish to cut the slab. Be sure to wear safety goggles when cutting concrete slabs.
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Use the corner of a masonry chisel to score a line in the slab. Flip the slab over and repeat the scoring process on the opposite side.
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Use a 3# club hammer to carefully chisel a groove along the line you scored in the slab. Chisel the groove into both sides and the edges of the slab.
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Lift the slab on one side and lay a piece of 2x4 lumber under the groove. Align the edge of the wood with the groove and sharply tap on the slab with the handle of the hammer. The slab should split cleanly along the groove.