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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 02-09-2014 11:00 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2014 11:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drywall profile

a piece of drywall and would like to do it on my band saw due to the irregular cut. Can I do this with my 4 tpi blade without trashing the blade? Anyone ever done this? larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 11:05 PM

I would be more worried about the fine dust getting inside of bearings and every other nook and cranny of the saw. The dust is very fine and cakes easily. I’d go with a cheap rotozip clone.

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 11:15 PM

Coping saw blade are really cheap. There may be nothing glamorous or high tech about them, but they work. Did I mention that they’re really cheap?

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 11:28 PM

I have used a piece of old 1/4” band saw blade about 10” long. I wrap one end with masking tape or duct tape to make a handle. Works great. I wouldn’t use your band saw. That gypsum will act like lapping compound on all your bearing surfaces, and it can’t be good for the motor.

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 11:29 PM

Thanks guys, the profile is more than 4 feet long and detailed. I had not thought about the rotoziip (I have one) and the coping saw is probably what I will use after getting the advice that I have received from you. I just thought it would be easier on the saw if it wasn’t damaging. Guess I’ll get with it! larry

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