I am intending to make a wall unit using MDF + laminated chipboard (
think thats what you call it )
I have used various tools to cut these materials in the past ... some
time ago and wish to know the easiest and best way of cutting them as
I have not had much success achieving a good straight edge for joints.
I have tried jigsaws + handsaws with fine blades without a good result
.Do i need a saw bench with a special blade - or a special blade for
my rip saw ?
Thanks for any help
" firstname.lastname@example.org" <Chris> wrote in message
I always cut lamated board and MDF or even plywood with a circular or bench
saw using the maximum number of teeth I can get on a blade to make abetter
I always, through trial and experience, now cut wood from the reverse side
(side not showing). This way you get a nice clean cut on the face.
I have tried jigsaws and handsaws but jigsaws tend to wonder even though
they are kept to the straightedge, maybe I was using a crap one, I don't
Hope that helps
I cannot understand why people use jigsaws for cutting sheet material when
they want a straight line. Jigsaws are for cutting convoluted lines as in
jigsaw puzzles and are no good for straight lines As you say, they wander.
I dont go to the bother of cutting the big pieces of board now...i just
purchase it from the local diy shack where they cut the first 6 pieces for
free then 50p a cut after, saves all the bother of clamping straight edges
etc, Now i can just get on with constructing etc.
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