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Forum topic by rockman posted 03-08-2009 04:54 AM 833 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2009 04:54 AM

Hey fellers…and ladies. I got another one. I cut out a pair of legs for my garden bench, from a 2×8. I cut this “angeled piece” with a jig saw. Now maybe it is my cutting technique, or my jigsaw, but it is usually a pretty ugly cut because it seems as though the blade bends. I THINK that is what is happening. I was gonna get a bandsaw but someone told me I should use a scroll saw. That scroll saw seems kind of small and that tools seems more like for delicate cuts. The angeled piece is really a 25” 2×4 that angles at about 17” up. The angle is not severe, maybe tweny degrees or so. I hope I am being clear cause i’m havent mastered the “wood talk” yet. Anyway, what should I use for this cut to make as clean as possible and that wont require to much planing. Thanks guys… and ladies.

-- Rocky in San Antone

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 05:11 AM

Don’t you have a table saw? If not, a circular saw with a guide clamped to the work would be better than a jig saw, I would think.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 05:39 AM

If it’s actually an angle and not a curve, then I agree that you should go with the circular saw and cut up to the point of the angle from both directions. If it’s curved and you have a bandsaw available, that would be the way to go. I’ve had the same problems with the jigsaw; it would cut at an angle even though I had it set at 90 degrees so it’s probably not your fault. I thought it would be better with my second jigsaw because it had a notched roller guide behind the blade, but my cut still angled to the side. It would usually try to follow the grain/path of least resistance especially in thicker wood.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 05:10 PM

It would have to be a circular saw with a clamped on guide or a table saw with a taper jig if the angle cut is not straight.

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#4 posted 03-09-2009 02:04 AM

You could use the above as suggested. If you get a bandsaw you will find it has heaps of other possibilities but it depends on how much you would use it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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