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When laying walls, you often need not only solid, but also parts of bricks, for which you have to cut or split them. The second method is preferable, because it is very fast and does not produce a huge amount of dust. Of course, an experienced bricklayer can easily crack a brick in a couple of precise hammer blows, but even a professional has a rejection rate (and bricks can be of very lousy quality).
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “Idea Generator” will tell you how to do a cleaver for bricks, which allows you to quickly and accurately solve this problem.
This < a href = "/mehanizmy /"> device it is quite simple to make if you have a welding machine and a grinder.
Materials necessary for home-made.
– Steel profile pipe
– Wire welding
– Cut-off wheel, flap, sharpening.
Tools used by the author.
– Welding machine, Welding mask with automatic darkening
– Welding magnet, vise
– Drilling machine
– Semi-automatic core punch, guide for drilling at 90 and 45 degrees
– F-clamps, square, marker, hammer.
The first step is to make a U-shaped frame, in which the cleaver blade will move.
A square shaped tube 25 × 25 mm is suitable for this. From it, the master cuts two blanks 170 mm long and one 140 mm long.
On racks the author steps back from the bottom edges by 30 mm and draws a transverse line.
The marked lines have the middle, and in this place the center of the hole is marked with the help of a semi-automatic core.
Further in holes with a diameter of 10 mm are drilled on one wall of both blanks.
The master used a drilling machine, although in this case a screwdriver would be enough. To drill holes at an angle of 90 degrees without a machine, you can use a vertical guide.
From the edges holes are marked with tangents parallel to the walls of the profile pipe.
The excess wall is removed, this is how a slot for the cleaver blade is obtained.
As the material for the blade will fit an old spring. A workpiece with a length of 170 mm is cut from it. It should be slightly shorter than the distance between the outer walls of the frame, otherwise it can jam.
The workpiece is fixed in a vice in a vertical position, and the master forms the descents. This operation can be done using flap discs or grinding discs.
You should not achieve special sharpness, and the sharpening angle should be about 30 degrees.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-02/1612736554_kln-066.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> In order to maintain a right angle when welding the frame, the master fixes the racks and the jumper with magnetic corners.
For the stability of the structure, two sections of the profile pipe are welded to the lintel. There are no special requirements for the welding machine, the simplest machine will do.
The device is ready … Putting the brick on the base, it remains to insert the blade and orient the brick under it relative to the future split line.
One good blow with a hammer – and you get a very even chip.
edge up. So the split will form on both sides of the brick at once, and it will be somewhat smoother.
I thank the author for a simple but useful device for splitting bricks.
Good mood, good health, and interesting ideas to everyone!
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Hello dear readers and DIY !