Now that you know why and when it is necessary to cut asphalt, the next stage is digging. There are various ways of doing so, with some standard tools that you can use during the process.
However, these are lengthy processes, and here’s how to go about performing them.
The first and foremost thing you should do is to clean the area where you want to cut asphalt. Use a broom to get rid of any loose elements of the asphalt or debris from there.
It is important because those little chunks could fly up and injure you. The reason behind is the saw collides’ blade with them.
It is advisable to label the area for cutting with chalk. Use it to make lines on the Asphalt. According to the amount of space you want to cut.
A chalk line is a coverable line of string that you can elongate just over the ground level. Later, you can pull it up and see a chalk line printed on the ground.
- Insert a diamond blade in the saw
As you put the diamond blade inside the circular saw, it will cut the asphalt quite effectively. These blades are strong enough to correctly do the job. Unlike, the regular ones that break during the process.
Also, while inserting the diamond blade, ensure turning the saw off. Next, loosen the nut of the blades by using a wrench and turn the saw on.
Then, hold the power trigger facing downwards till the blades start spinning at the optimum speed.
- Start cutting the marked area
In this step, you have to start working. Dig the diamond blade into the ground and begin cutting slowly.
Keep pressing it gradually till it sinks in the asphalt, ultimately before you drag the blade further.
Knowing when you can proceed further is when you feel the blade facing lesser resistance in the Asphalt. As you get done with the complete line, pull the saw back up. Now release the power button to turn it off.
- Get rid of the asphalt chunks
Lastly, pull the chunks out of the cut. The ones you’ve made by inserting the pointed part of the shovel into the cut line.
Next, lift them and discard them. In case those parts are too big, use a sledgehammer to tear them into smaller pieces first.