Water for Cutting Stone
The best way to cool the blade and control the dust while cutting pavers, tile, stone, asphalt, or concrete is with water. I keep a steady stream of water flowing over the cut by poking a hole in the bottom of a water jug. I’ve used the same method with a 5-gal. bucket and lid while cutting concrete slabs or big pieces of stone with a saw. You can experiment with different diameters of holes to adjust the amount of water being dispensed. To turn off the water, turn the jug on its side.
Jack Stuart, Dolores, CO
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #252
Do you work on your own or is there someone else holding the jug of water/ If you are on your own how do you regulate the flow?