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Re: Cutting Slate

Thomas Zaccone,
I cut tile and slate all the time using a circular saw. Purchase the cheapest 
diamond tipped blade made for masonry applications at your local hardware 
store. I bought mine at Lowes for $12.00. There are a number of ways to make 
the cut but make sure each side is secure before cutting.  I use clamps to 
secure each side of the piece and then cut/score the piece halfway through 
(being careful not to cut through the piece as I don't want the blade to hit 
the work table) and then it will snap in two with a few taps from a mallet. I 
am sure there are a thousand ways to secure the piece but I just use items 
that I have in my wood shop. Hope this helps.
Scott S