UK-Corlett wrote:Hi sxjames
drives you mad doesn't it.
I cured my wows and got this, I guess Dewalts EZsmart. It cuts so straight and clean; it cuts up against a rubber shield which stops it blistering. Its quick too, cuts trimming time enormously. Here in the UK wasn't cheap though.
troubleScottie wrote:My observations:
A good metal straight edge eg a steel or aluminum track longer then the work surface.
A plywood blade
Expose a fair amount of the blade eg no 3/8" to cut 1/4", at least an 1"
Lots of support at the cutting edge : a 2x4 just inside the cut edge running the entire length of the cut to support the plywood, guide and saw
Support for the plywood on the other side of the wood if there is a lot to drop off.
Work on the floor if needed. Saw horses are often too small
Cut slowly - one slow cut takes less time than two or three fast cuts
Table saw works well if you have the second set of hands. Otherwise you really need run out support at least the length of the wood to catch after the cut. Usually that is what is missing to make it work. Most people will not spend the dollars/time to build all those supports -- to the correct height, etc.
Also, use the skill saw/hand saw to rough cut (get close plus/minus an inch) then to the table saw to make the final cuts. Although I have not done it yet, I think a table saw panel sled would be great investment of dollars or sweat.
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