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Rink

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06-11-2018 05:49 PM

I already owned a Milwaukee 6 1/2” 18v circular saw and had tried to use it on my 2 and 3 inch thick wood slabs. It didn’t work very well. The 6 1/2” is okay for most things, but is limiting. One of my future projects is going to be a waterfall table which will require a 45 degree miter cut in a 2” slab. So I used the recent 20% off Ebay coupon to get an 8 1/4” Makita circular saw. It comes with a 24 tooth inexpensive blade.

For my purposes of getting a very clean and accurate cut, I’m thinking that I should get a finishing blade with 40 or 60 teeth. Any advise on this strategy? Also any advice as to which blade would be a good choice? On the high end, I see that Forrest makes a Woodworker II for something like $140, but i don’t want to get into that price territory. CMT, Tenryu (not the Gold), Dewalt have lower cost blades. Freud has one that they advertise as “8 – 8 1/4”, but it is apparently only 8”, which may not be deep enough for the miter cut.

Thanks for any advice.

David


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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 06-14-2018 02:38 AM

You may get answers all across the board, but if my best tool for the job was a circular saw, and I was cross cutting (going across the grain) I would change blades, and go with a 60 to 80 tooth blade in an ATB, or Hi ATB tooth configuration.

A guy here wrote a very informative thread about saw blades, what options when kinda thing, worth a read

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#2 posted 06-14-2018 03:10 AM



You may get answers all across the board, but if my best tool for the job was a circular saw, and I was cross cutting (going across the grain) I would change blades, and go with a 60 to 80 tooth blade in an ATB, or Hi ATB tooth configuration.

A guy here wrote a very informative thread about saw blades, what options when kinda thing, worth a read

- therealSteveN

The guy even has a name “knotscott”.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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jbay

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#3 posted 06-14-2018 04:37 AM

You may get answers all across the board, but if my best tool for the job was a circular saw, and I was cross cutting (going across the grain) I would change blades, and go with a 60 to 80 tooth blade in an ATB, or Hi ATB tooth configuration.

A guy here wrote a very informative thread about saw blades, what options when kinda thing, worth a read

- therealSteveN
The guy even has a name “knotscott”.

- AlaskaGuy


so now I’m confused, is it scott, or is it not scott?

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knotscott

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#4 posted 06-14-2018 11:03 AM

It used to be “Scott”, now it’s “knotscott”! (long story from the glory days at Woodnet before netiquette and moderators were a thing!)

If you want cleaner cuts, definitely go with a decent 40T or 60T ATB or Hi-ATB blade. Not sure about the depth of cut though…will any 8ish” blade make that cut at a 45?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Rink

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#5 posted 06-14-2018 12:24 PM

Thanks, guys. That’s a very informative article. It helps a lot with what to get, I’ll have to investigate which to get. It.

An 8 1/4” blade should theoretically cut that deep, but I’m skeptical that I can do it in one pass. I might have to start shallow and gradually lower the blade. I’ll have to practice on a scrap piece to see the best way to do it.

David

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mahdee

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#6 posted 06-14-2018 01:40 PM

I’ve seen these for rent before.

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Rink

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#7 posted 06-14-2018 02:57 PM



I ve seen these for rent before.
- mahdee

That might have been a better option, but boy, does that look dangerous!

David

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 06-14-2018 08:55 PM



It used to be “Scott”, now it s “knotscott”! (long story from the glory days at Woodnet before netiquette and moderators were a thing!)

If you want cleaner cuts, definitely go with a decent 40T or 60T ATB or Hi-ATB blade. Not sure about the depth of cut though…will any 8ish” blade make that cut at a 45?

- knotscott

Scott

It appears not giving you credit by name set off a couple of the police. I apologize greatly to you if that was an error, but my thinking was if the OP knew you, he’d likely already would have had your saw blade thread. If he didn’t, he was going to be right in your thread, and of course it says who you are, right there….....

Hopefully you know going back to that other place that I hold your work in high regard, I have forwarded that saw blade thread to a lot of noobs. It’s good work, and says what needed to be said. That was my intent here. Funny about this place a thread will sit and wither, but if I try to help someone with an answer, the MOB is on my hide in moments, you’d have thought they were all typing their responses to the thread.

So have you been good?

-- Think safe, be safe

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knotscott

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#9 posted 06-14-2018 10:39 PM

Yep! All’s well, no worries with this thread at all. Much appreciated! :-)

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jbay

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#10 posted 06-14-2018 10:49 PM


Scott

It appears not giving you credit by name set off a couple of the police.

That was my intent here. Funny about this place a thread will sit and wither, but if I try to help someone with an answer, the MOB is on my hide in moments.

- therealSteveN

I think you read too much into it.
If you knew AG,
I’m sure AG was just trying to help the OP by giving him the name.
He probably never even looked at the link to know it was knotscotts page.

Who is this Mob you speak of?

He used to be Scott, now he’s not Scott….....I’m going to call him Bill ;)

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 06-14-2018 11:01 PM

Yeah I read too much into it, but I noticed you quoted one of the leaders of that mob I speak of, go to any of the of the “off topic comments” where members are critiqued because they don’t know something. It’s that group of barely talented elitists I am speaking of as being the mob.

Sites like this are for the growth, and development of woodworkers. If there are some here who think they cannot learn something. They are only kidding themselves. I am here to learn what I can, and to pass along to ANYONE who asks a question if I know an answer.

Is that clear enough.

-- Think safe, be safe

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therealSteveN

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#12 posted 06-14-2018 11:04 PM

Yeah I read too much into it, but I noticed you quoted one of the leaders of that mob I speak of, go to any of the of the “off topic comments” where members are critiqued because they don’t know something. It’s that group of barely talented elitists I am speaking of as being the mob.

Sites like this are for the growth, and development of woodworkers. If there are some here who think they cannot learn something. They are only kidding themselves. I am here to learn what I can, and to pass along to ANYONE who asks a question if I know an answer.

Is that clear enough.

- mahdee

Wouldn’t want to drop that thing on your toes, or maybe those are steel toed sandals :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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jbay

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#13 posted 06-14-2018 11:09 PM


Yeah I read too much into it, but I noticed you quoted one of the leaders of that mob I speak of, go to any of the of the “off topic comments” where members are critiqued because they don t know something. It s that group of barely talented elitists I am speaking of as being the mob.

Sites like this are for the growth, and development of woodworkers. If there are some here who think they cannot learn something. They are only kidding themselves. I am here to learn what I can, and to pass along to ANYONE who asks a question if I know an answer.

Is that clear enough.

- therealSteveN


It was clear enough, until you threw in that last line, sounded a little snarky…

PS, if you knew anything about AG you would know that he’s a very smart guy and does offer a lot of good advise.

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Rick S.

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#14 posted 06-15-2018 12:42 AM


Yeah I read too much into it, but I noticed you quoted one of the leaders of that mob I speak of, go to any of the of the “off topic comments” where members are critiqued because they don t know something. It s that group of barely talented elitists I am speaking of as being the mob.

Sites like this are for the growth, and development of woodworkers. If there are some here who think they cannot learn something. They are only kidding themselves. I am here to learn what I can, and to pass along to ANYONE who asks a question if I know an answer.

Is that clear enough.

- therealSteveN

Yes! That’s Very Clear! “The Mob?” Yes and you just heard from two of them. I have them BOTH Blocked but that doesn’t’ stop them from Posting on MY Comments, which they do, if it’s someone else’s Post.
I’m fed up with BOTH of them!

Rick

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Rick S.

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#15 posted 06-15-2018 12:45 AM

REPOST & EDIT & It will probably be ALL SCREWED UP!


Yeah I read too much into it, but I noticed you quoted one of the leaders of that mob I speak of, go to any of the of the “off topic comments” where members are critiqued because they don t know something. It s that group of barely talented elitists I am speaking of as being the mob.

Sites like this are for the growth, and development of woodworkers. If there are some here who think they cannot learn something. They are only kidding themselves. I am here to learn what I can, and to pass along to ANYONE who asks a question if I know an answer.

Is that clear enough.
- therealSteveN


-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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