If you ever want to work with flagstones you're going to need to know how to cut the stuff. I mean it’s a beautiful natural material and that’s why we all love it, the nice shapes, the colors, but if you ever want it you know that it doesn’t come in the size that you want it’s natural stone. So I'm going to show you a couple of easy ways to cut flagstone with no power tools required, all you need is a simple hammer will do the trick a chisel, and a piece of angle iron.
If you don’t have a piece of angle iron, you can do what I did an old metal staple work like a reciprocating hacksaw put in half you got a little piece of angle iron in essence alright. So we have a flagstone sometimes you say well you might want to cut it in half or you might need to cut a little edge out so I'm going to show you where to cut straight lines, no curves, just straight lines and you could just work at it to get just the shape and size that you want.
All you want to do is screw it with your chisel because that’s where you want to cut it. Next thing you want to do is take a piece of angle iron and support it underneath your stone. For now I have pressure basically applied right to where that line is and what I want to do is take my chisel and my hammer and a flat pressure also on top of it causing this stone to break right on that line. Let’s see if it works like I'm telling you this alright? The next trick you want to do is when you're sliding all over down this line keep your chisel halfway in the line that you already screwed and halfway into the new line.
And then just keep working at that same line and now you’ve created. And there you go. New inexpensive tools to cut your stone where you want when you want.
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