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Forum topic by Derrick posted 12-05-2016 02:23 AM 801 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Derrick

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12-05-2016 02:23 AM

https://youtu.be/JkDYR7oUxt0

I don’t remember how I found this video, but I think it’s fairly entertaining. At around the 2:30 mark he pushes the saw sideways. I’ve just never seen a circular saw used like that.

Has anyone used this technique before? If so, would you care to explain what’s all going on?

I can’t think of any projects where I’d use this, it just seemed interesting.

Thank you.

Derrick


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#1 posted 12-05-2016 02:40 AM

It’s similar to cutting a cove on a table saw.

http://woodgears.ca/cove/index.html

Not something I’d do as the teeth aren’t designed to cut with sideways pressure.

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 03:34 AM

Thats been done with radial arm saws. More importantly, he needs a new dust mask.

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 03:34 AM

Can’t say that I have seen a hand held saw cut a cove before. Pretty cool.
I have seen it done on a table saw several times. I like the router work too.
I have a router sled I use to flatten large boards, but never thought of using it the way he did.

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 06:08 AM

Probably a bit hard on the saw and blades ;-)

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 11:37 AM

As whao6o9 said, same as coving on rhe TS. I can almost guarantee he didn’t get that depth in one pass.
I usually do it in 1/16” increments. At that depth, the blade is in no danger.

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#6 posted 12-05-2016 01:35 PM

I bet the saws “arbor” bearings take a beating…

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#7 posted 12-05-2016 01:51 PM

As “Gene” said…..multiple passes with 1/16 or 1/8” cut…..depending on blade and how sharp. I use a rip tooth blade . I ‘ve cleaned out lap joints with this method as well. I prefer using table saw for these cuts !

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#8 posted 12-05-2016 03:22 PM

I started coughing while watching the video, so much dust in the air

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#9 posted 12-06-2016 12:29 PM



I bet the saws “arbor” bearings take a beating…

- Holt


Not if you’re patient.

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#10 posted 12-06-2016 01:47 PM

Had to quit the vid. The “music” was makin’ me nutso.
Bill

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#11 posted 12-06-2016 01:57 PM

Thanks s for all the info! It just seemed like a cool process.

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