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Cutting pizza stone or plate setter

EubletEublet Posts: 54
edited 7:06PM in EggHead Forum
Hey, guys. I have an XL, and just ordered a flip ring combo from Tom at Ceramic Grill Store.

I'm now thinking that I want to cut the legs off my XL plate setter so that it will fit down inside the fire ring. What's the best way to do this? I'd like to make it as round as possible, so I don't want to use a circular saw. Has anyone tried the ceramic jigsaw blades? That stone looks mighty tough!

Also, I have the BGE XL Pizza stone. MASSIVE! It's bigger than I want. I'm considering trying to make it smaller if the ceramic jigsaw blades work well, maybe take it down to 18 inches instead of 22. Or, I might just use my cut plate setter as a pizza stone, and then make a large and small half moon out of the BGE pizza stone.

Sorry for the long post. Mostly just curious if the jigsaw blades will work okay, or if I need to get a wet saw to get the bulk off and then grind the edges a bit to make it round. I hate to buy a small stone when I have two already that I could rig.

Comments

  • Not a problem - don't need wet saw. You will make a little dust - might want to wear a dust mask.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,740
    Eublet,

    Where are you located. I'm thinking you might be able to trade somebody for the large pizza stone.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • EubletEublet Posts: 54
    I'm in Mobile. How big is the large? I honestly don't like the XL plate setter. Too big and bulky, so I don't mind cutting it for indirect cooking. I would like to trade my XL pizza stone for a Large one. I almost bought an large instead of an XL when I first got my egg. I wish I would have now.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,740
    Eublet,

    I know how big the XL stone is. I can barely lift it. I don't know the dimension on the large stone offhand but I can measure it and post when I get home if no one chimes in.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    large pizza stone is 14 in. diameter
  • EubletEublet Posts: 54
    That's all? 14" I'll be cutting mine then. If I cut my plate setter, it'll be about 18". I wouldn't mind my pizza stone being 20" as that would give me two more inches all around the sides for air to flow. It's burning my nomex gasket a bit now at 22", and I'm very careful since it completely melted my factory gasket. I think 2 more inches would make a big difference with hi temp cooks. Might even go for 3.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I think an angle grinder would be the tool of choice in cutting any of those stones.
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