Works Fine. I've cut 1/2", 3/4" 2", and 4" ABS and PVC and I just use the
same carbide blade I use for general purpose wood cutting. Lower the saw
slow to medium slow, too fast and chipout of the plastic on the backside is
No melting when I did it with 1.5", 2", and 4" Schedule 40. Did make a
lot of plastic 'saw dust', tho'. Also created a lot of burrs on the
edge that were easily sanded. It's a nice way to get the cut straight
You got to hold it fairly firmly, if not the pipe will want to rotate and
you may get kickback from that. That plus an inappropriate blade could be
to blame. Afterall pipe is lighter and often longer than typical wood stock
I've made 100's (if not a 1000) of cuts on ABS & PVC.............they
can "blow up" but the cause is allowing the work piece to move (rotate
or slide) OR plunging the saw too qucikly.
Works best with a moderate number of teeth (~40), sharp carbide blade,
firm relatively quick feed but not too fast.
The blow ups occur if the saw "grabs" the work.
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