Pavement slabs - this is how you cut them

You will probably have to cut some paving slabs every time you create a sidewalk yourself. With all the planning, this can rarely be avoided. It's not that difficult with an angle grinder and a stone disc.

Cut paving slabs

The more you have to cut, the higher the quality of the disc you want to cut with. If you have to cut a lot of thick panels, it can be worthwhile to borrow a wet cutter from a hardware store.

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Cut your own paving slabs step by step

  • Paving slabs
  • water
  • Flex / angle grinder (€ 49.99 at Amazon *)
  • Stone cutting disc / diamond disc
  • Wet cutter - often borrowed from hardware stores
  • Stone crackers - only necessary for particularly thick pavement slabs of 8 centimeters - can be borrowed from hardware stores
  • Safety glasses / hearing protection

1. Mark the cut

Mark the cut as precisely as possible. When it comes to panels in the visible area, it is better to measure twice before cutting.

2. Straight cut

So that the cut is really straight down and does not run away at an angle, place the paving slab on a level surface and keep the Flex absolutely straight. Even a wet cutter should always be exactly in the balance so that the cuts are perfect.

3. Cut plate by plate

Even if it is foreseeable that you will have to cut several panels with the same dimensions, you should always process the last cut panel first. The place where the paving slab is to be used is often a little different.

If you now cut all the tiles at once, in the worst case scenario you will have cut a whole load of expensive pavement tiles.

4th. Use stone crackers

If you want to cut very thick paving slabs, you should borrow a stone cracker from a hardware store. However, it is possible that the edges are not entirely clean. Here you often have to rework with the Flex.

Tips & Tricks Even if you cut with a Flex or an angle grinder, you can greatly reduce the formation of dust if you wet the panels beforehand.To do this, simply place a large bucket of water next to your workplace and briefly dip the panels. Concrete pavement slabs then soak up water very quickly. This also cools the Flex lens a bit.