There are several problems associated with block and brick cutting. When constructing a building from bricks or blocks it is necessary to cut bricks to the required size, for example, positioning at the end of a wall. For smaller building units a skilled bricklayer uses a brick hammer to obtain the required size of brick. For larger units, a bricklayer uses a flat-bladed chisel that is placed over the block with a cutting edge in the desired position, and hits the block using a hammer. When cutting facing blocks, the size of cut must be measured and marked on the block which is then cut. This is time consuming and requires a significant degree of skill and practice to achieve a quality finish.
There are devices already on the market which reduce the risk of cutting a brick to an incorrect size or unevenly. However they do not reduce the amount of time required to cut a brick due to the measuring and marking involved. Furthermore, such devices require two blades to ensure an even cut which increases the cost of the device
Irish builder and inventor, Paul Bonner decided that there had to be a better solution. His answer is the 'Brick Cutter'!
He created the clever brick cutting device in order to achieve a consistent and high-quality cut with several bricks, whilst reducing overall time and effort. The Brick Cutter incorporates adjustable bars for measuring the length required, and provides the means to cut the brick simply by hitting the spring-loaded bolster with a club hammer.
This innovative is extremely robust, being manufactured from the toughest materials to the highest quality standards, giving consistently accurate results. Using the brick cutter can reduce brick wastage from 50% to 10%. This could be very important if you have bought expensive bricks for a special DIY project.
Add in the fact that this device has excellent inherent health and safety features, such as allowing the operators hand to be well out of the way when striking the cutting head with a club hammer, and you have one indispensable “Bit of Kit” for every builder’s toolbox.