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Old 05-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Whats the best saw to use? I have two doors I need to cut. I tried using a jigsaw, but my hand is not the steadiest and it did not come out to well. I want to buy a power saw. What do you guys recommend? A table or just regular circular saw?

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A table saw will give you a straight cut, and a much cleaner cut than you'll ever get with a handheld saw.

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I'm not sure why or how you intend to cut cabinet doors. To trim them?
I'd use my radial arm saw for the best cut on something like a cabinet door.
A good table saw with side supports could work too, but not a small, $40.00 crappy one like mine.

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Whats the best saw to use? I have two doors I need to cut. I tried using a jigsaw, but my hand is not the steadiest and it did not come out to well. I want to buy a power saw. What do you guys recommend? A table or just regular circular saw?
Why would you want to cut the doors?
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They are actually just pieces of wood I am using as cabinet doors on a bar. They previous owner only put doors on two of the 4 actual "cabinets".
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You can use a circular saw with a cutting board guide if money is tight. Just remember to clamp your work down on a stable and firm surface.

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You can use a circular saw with a cutting board guide if money is tight. Just remember to clamp your work down on a stable and firm surface.

Thats a good idea actually. I will do that. Thanks! I actually got a circular with a laser but it doesnt do anything for a cutting a straight line. lol.
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As long as you make your cutting board correct it will cut a straight line with ease and accurately.
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As long as you make your cutting board correct it will cut a straight line with ease and accurately.
Thats my problem, I like to do things as fast as possible, which is a no no, lol
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Power tools are very dangerous toys to play with foolishly. Please read all manuals that accompany your tools and familiarize yourself with what they can do and the harm they can cause.
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Thats my problem, I like to do things as fast as possible, which is a no no, lol
Doing that with power tools is a good way to get the nickname,"Stumpy".
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OK guys. I ended getting a Skilsaw table saw for $129 at Lowes. Worked great.

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