Method for removing trip hazards in concrete sidewalks

  • US 7,402,095 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2006
  • Issued: 07/22/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for cutting a chamfer on an edge of a concrete slab, the method comprising the steps of:

  • making a generally planar cut, beginning a distance from the edge, with a generally circular, generally laminar concrete saw blade rotatably powered by a right-angle grinder motor, the generally planar cut being made at a desired angle and creating a cantilevered ledge above the generally planar cut;

    striking the cantilevered ledge with a tool in order to fracture and remove at least a portion of the cantilevered ledge from the slab whenever an edge of the cantilevered ledge is proximate the hub; and

    continuing the generally planar cut until the cantilevered ledge is severed from the slab.

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