Cutting Bricks at an Angle

Not all cutting is done at square angles. For some bonding arrangements it is necessary to cut a brick at an angle on plan and for certain types of decorative work there is a need to cut bricks at an angle on face. The general methods used are much the same as those used for square-angled cutting, but a particular approach in terms of the order of things must be adopted. When cutting bricks at an angle on face, the brick should not be cut in one go. The waste must be cut off first with a square cut, otherwise the acute angle will virtually always break off. Frogged bricks should be cut so that the acute angle is part of the ‘meat’ of the brick and not the frog, which would be so fragile that it would always break off regardless of how well the brick is cut.

Cutting Bricks at an Angle

Fig. 150 When cutting bricks at an angle, each step must be carried out in the correct order.