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Proby 08-07-2010 01:45 PM

Sawzall with Remgrit blade for cutting cement board
 
I was wondering how a sawzall with a Remgrit blade would work for cutting cement board? I know you can just score the board and break it, but I would prefer smooth cuts. I could use a grinder, but that seems like more work and it's very dusty.

Opinions?

oh'mike 08-07-2010 08:35 PM

I use a wet cutting circular saw--with a soaking wet sponge slapped up against the blade.

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Use a smooth blade--the notched one tears up the sponge.--Mike--

Proby 08-07-2010 08:56 PM

Normally I jump at any chance to buy a new tool, but after I'm done with my own bathroom I'm not sure if I'll ever need a wet cutting saw again.

WirelessG 08-08-2010 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Proby (Post 482050)
Normally I jump at any chance to buy a new tool, but after I'm done with my own bathroom I'm not sure if I'll ever need a wet cutting saw again.

You could always rent one for a day.

I wonder how a dremel would do on cement board with a tile bit.

firehawkmph 08-08-2010 10:34 AM

I use a carbide tipped hand scoring tool for big cuts. Score it a few times and it snaps off pretty easy. For notches and any small cutouts, I just use my old sawzall blades with my sawzall. It goes right through. It will wear the teeth down after a few cuts, but that's why I use my old blades, then finally throw them out.
Mike Hawkins:)

canadaclub 08-08-2010 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 482042)
I use a wet cutting circular saw--with a soaking wet sponge slapped up against the blade.

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I'm with Mike..works like a charm. Saw is only $100 and you may use it later for tilework. Besides, owning a wetsaw is like owning a pickup truck...which is like winning the lottery...you be surprised how many friends you had and didn't know about:laughing:

oh'mike 08-08-2010 05:02 PM

That little saw only costs $29 on sale--$39 regular price:)

canadaclub 08-08-2010 05:47 PM

Ok Mike, and I make the cheque out to???? HD here robbing me!


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