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Forum topic by eljiggo posted 02-08-2015 03:47 PM 747 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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eljiggo

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02-08-2015 03:47 PM

I guess this is almost a silly question, but what do you use if youre cutting something you dont want to run your “good” blade through?

A friend of mine recently bought a house and tore apart a deck in the back yard. He wants to repurpose the wood into garage shelves/work bench. He cant even identify what the wood is, but its pressure treated im sure, and on an older home. I can only imagine the condition the wood is in: nails, staples, dirt, who knows. He asked that I come help him. I figure it could be fun, and I can drag my bosch saw over to his house without any trouble.

I dont think I want to use my fusion for this. I could obviously use the blade that came with the saw (a 24t rip), or go grab a marathon(no), or even a dewalt construction. Should I take a step up and grab a 24t diablo? Bosch daredevil? I dont require great cuts, and dont want to spend $40 dollars on something I wont use again, but I also dont want to feel like im using a hatchet on it.

Is it the no brainer to just toss the blade that came with it on it and not even worry about spending money?

I also think theres a good possibility we will wind up running down to HD and grabbing 2×4s. But ill atleast humor his idea and make an afternoon out of it.

Thanks!!


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#1 posted 02-08-2015 04:00 PM

Dewalt construction, good cheap blades.

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 04:40 PM

...Is it the no brainer to just toss the blade that came with it on it and not even worry about spending money? ...

- eljiggo

Since most of the less expensive blades are no better than typical stock blades, no reason not to use it in this case….it’s exactly why we keep them around.

If you end up needing to buy something, there are some decent deals here.

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 04:42 PM

Don’t forget, older pressure treated wood is full of arsenic and dust and fumes from this stuff is toxic. It should be treated with the same respect you would give to demo of lead paint, black mold, or asbestos.

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 04:56 PM



Don t forget, older pressure treated wood is full of arsenic and dust and fumes from this stuff is toxic. It should be treated with the same respect you would give to demo of lead paint, black mold, or asbestos.

- Crank50

Absolutely. It will all be cut outside with dust masks.

...Is it the no brainer to just toss the blade that came with it on it and not even worry about spending money? ...

- eljiggo

Since most of the less expensive blades are no better than typical stock blades, no reason not to use it in this case….it s exactly why we keep them around.

If you end up needing to buy something, there are some decent deals here.

- knotscott

I also have an irwin marples 50t doing wall duty at the moment. I dont really plan on using it again as the fusion cuts much better, so this could be worth bringing along as well. Thanks!

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 05:56 PM

Have your friend buy whatever blade he wants, then decide whether to use it or keep it and use one of yours.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 05:57 PM



Have your friend buy whatever blade he wants, then decide whether to use it or keep it and use one of yours.

- Picklehead

That’s a good idea….

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

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#7 posted 02-08-2015 06:16 PM

Demolition/Rescue blades work great, nails sand you name it.

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#8 posted 02-08-2015 06:22 PM

Are we talking handheld or table saw here?

Either way I would use a 7 1/4 inch blade, the Frued Demo Demon comes to mind, only about $10, since it is thin it will spew less of the toxic dust in the air etc.

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#9 posted 02-08-2015 06:49 PM

BTW, not sure about ACQ, but the much older ACC type PT lumber was projected to leach over 17% of its chemicals within the 1st 12 mos. when exposed to the elements, faster in the ground. That’s why the product was not recommended for interior and or vegetable gardening. However 10 15 yr old PT is like on the verge of insect infestation if not all ready.

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