- Install the diamond blade on the circular saw. Adjust the cutting depth of the saw to be a quarter inch less than the thickness of the brick paver. For example, set the saw to make a 1 3/4-inch cut for a 2-inch thick brick--this will make sure you only cut the brick, not your work surface. Check the instruction manual for directions particular to your saw.
- Use a ruler to measure the brick paver and a pencil to mark where the brick should be cut. Use a carpenter's triangle to ensure a straight cutting line: line one edge of triangle along the edge of the paving store and use the other edge of the triangle to draw the cutting line.
- Put on a dust mask and safety goggles to protect yourself from dust and flying debris. Place the brick on a safe cutting surface, like an extra paving stone. Hold the brick firmly, but make sure your fingers are not in danger of the saw blade.
- Cut the stone, following the pencil mark and pushing the saw away from you. Gently break the stone along the cut edge with your hands, or tap lightly with a rubber mallet to finish the cut.
How to Cut Brick Pavers With a Diamond Blade on a Circular Saw
A patio made of brick pavers can be a challenging do-it-yourself project for homeowners who aren't afraid of manual labor. Patios are easier to install than wood decks, but they do require patience, a few hand tools and a circular saw with a diamond blade. Any circular saw can become a masonry saw with the addition of a diamond blade, which has a cutting edge embedded with grit made from crushed industrial diamonds. A saw with a diamond masonry blade can slice through stone as easily as it can cut wood.