Brick Cutting Jig
Experienced masons can cut a brick quickly and accurately with just a masons hammer. But for us amateurs, there’s a better way.
Will Foster of Aberdeen, Wash., came up with this jig for cutting bricks. The heart of the jig is a piece of heavy duty angle iron with the edge filed to make it a bit sharper. The angle iron is sitting on a piece of 6×6 pressure treated lumber, and held in place by a pair of angled 2x4s. A 1x aligned with the sharpened edge of the angle iron serves as a cutting guide for the masonry chisel.