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How to Cut Faux Stone

Faux stone is a fairly inexpensive choice for exterior siding when compared to real stone masonry. It gives a natural appearance and maintenance is easy as cleaning can be accomplished by having it pressure washed. Installation is simple & cutting is just as easy if you know how to do so.

Things You Will Need

  • Faux stone
  • Circular Saw or side grinder
  • masonry blade for saw or grinder
  • Grease pencil

Faux stone is a fairly inexpensive choice for exterior siding when compared to real stone masonry.  It gives a natural appearance and maintenance is easy as cleaning can be accomplished by having it pressure washed.

Installation is simple & cutting is just as easy if you know how to do so.  This article will cover how to go about cutting faux stone.

  1. Attach masonry blade to either saw or grinder.
  2. Mark the cut to be made with the grease pencil.
  3. Cut the faux stone with the saw or grinder.
  4. Repeat as necessary for the rest of the cuts that need to be made.
  5. Tip

    If not using cast stone and using plastic stone siding, cutting can be accomplished using a circular saw with the blade turned backwards. This prevents the teeth of the blade from damaging the material.

    Warning

    Always exercise caution when using power tools.

Things You Will Need

  • Faux stone Circular saw or side grinder Masonry blade for saw or grinder Grease pencil

Tip

  • If you're using plastic stone siding instead of cast stone, cutting can be accomplished using a circular saw with the blade turned backward. This prevents the teeth of the blade from damaging the material.

Warning

  • Always exercise caution when using power tools.

About the Author

Justin K. Otto is a freelance writer & editor from Pensacola, Florida. He has been writing for 9 years and professionally for just over 2 for several publications such as The Pensacola News Journal, a Gannett Publication, the PJC Corsair and Kayak Angler Magazine. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in journalism.