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Forum topic by roughcuts posted 12-09-2016 09:54 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2016 09:54 PM

I have a design i will be transferring to a 2ft x 4ft piece of pine 1/2” thick. My plan is to draw it out, and then cut it with skill saw + straight edge. If i do that, will the material removed from the blade cause my pieces to all go out of whack? I need them to fit together fairly snug. My jigsaw just wasn’t cutting straight enough to want to use that. That blade was wandering even with a straight edge. The cuts are all straight, no curves or anything.

Thanks for your help


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#1 posted 12-09-2016 09:58 PM

If i do that, will the material removed from the blade cause my pieces to all go out of whack?

Depends entirely on what you are trying to do… but it will remove wood, the thickness of your blade. If that will cause things to go ‘all out of whack’, you need to be more descriptive of what you are trying to cut – maybe post a picture of the design or something.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 12-09-2016 10:15 PM

A Band Saw if you have one will take less wood out than circular saw would . Plus you need to remember that with a circular saw you need to be careful of over cutting the corners if there are any.

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#3 posted 12-10-2016 02:01 PM

is there a type of skill saw blade that wont wander as much? I could use a straight edge with it to keep it as straight.

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 12:16 PM

Below is a quick sketch of what I plan on cutting out. Im not worried if the outside edges don’t line up as i can clean them up after

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 10:45 PM

Is any of that waste material, or do you need to reassemble it to look the same way? What are you trying to make?

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