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Follow these simple instructions the next time you need to cut patio block for your patio and paver projects.
To Split a Block
Use a hammer and chisel to score the block on all sides. Pound the chisel on the score line until the block splits.
To Cut a Block
Use a circular saw with a masonry blade.
To Cut a 90-Degree Mitered Corner
Use a circular saw with a masonry blade. Cut a 45-degree angle on two blocks. Glue the cut sides together with exterior-grade concrete adhesive so the two faces form the finished outside corner.
Always wear eye protection and work gloves when splitting block. If you use a power saw to cut block, you'll also need hearing protection and a dust mask. Follow the saw and blade manufacturer's instructions for use and safety.