Hi. I have to cut 9 4x9 panels of beadboard to be used as wainscoating. I
have a circular saw, sabre saw, sawsall, and Dremel. I'm wondering what you
think would be the best combination of speed and fineness of cut. I want a
clean cut but only have a ripsaw on my circular. I don't think I'll be
using the sawsall for this one, either! Anyway the beadboard will be
stained and glazed before cutting so I want a clean cut. How about using a
formica blade on the sabre saw? I don't really want to spend $20 on a fine
toothed circular saw blade but if this is the right way to do it then so be
it. Any suggestions? Also, are there any tricks, like tape the cut line
first, or cut face down or something?
Oh, of course I will be covering much of the cut lines with moulding, but
not all of it.
If you don't want to spend $20 for the right tool to do the job right,you
have two choices:
1. Wait until a family member dies and see if you inherit a good blade
2. Hope that for your birthday you get a gift certificate for Hacks R Us.
OK, OK you made your point! I just figured something like the right jigsaw
blade would to the trick maybe even better than the circular blade. Like I
said, if circular is the best option, then I'd do that.
thanks, (I think) :)
If you had the choice of doing a hack job with what you have now, or a first
class job for another $20, which would you choose? Get a finish blade for
the circular saw to do most cutting. Save the downcut jigsaw blade for
cutting out for electrical devices, etc. I'm assuming you have 3/8"
beadboard. If you still have problems with splintery cuts, slow the cut
down. And it couldn't hurt to cut face down either. Hope this helps! --dave
If you don't want to spend the money on the new blade, do yourself a
favor and just chuck the bead board straight into the garbage. That
way you won't have to spend all that time ripping it down and patching
the holes in the wall.
Considering the cost of the beadboard, it is just plain stupid to go
cheap on the project over buying a new blade for the circular saw to
get a good cut edge
Screw up a couple cuts and have to buy new panels of beadboard and
you will spend close to what buying the right blade would cost in the
On Sat, 05 Feb 2005 03:57:32 GMT, "John Grossbohlin"
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