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Old 07-29-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Long story short, my fiber cement saw blade is locked up for the weekend and I wanted to slap some siding on the house this weekend, rahter than buying a new blade, how well does a wood blade cut this stuff? I have a box of maybe 20 wood saw blades in my garage that have been collecting dust for years. If I only get a few cuts out of each blade I would not mind. Also if it works does anyone know if it would make a clean cut?

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Long story short, my fiber cement saw blade is locked up for the weekend and I wanted to slap some siding on the house this weekend, rahter than buying a new blade, how well does a wood blade cut this stuff? I have a box of maybe 20 wood saw blades in my garage that have been collecting dust for years. If I only get a few cuts out of each blade I would not mind. Also if it works does anyone know if it would make a clean cut?
You probly not going to get very far with just wood cutting blade's. The cross-cut style is excellent for miter box saws. .... Designed for use with James Hardie siding products (Hardi Plank & Hardi Board .

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Agreed. You won't get far with plain old wood blades. You might "burn" through a piece or two per blade. Carbide tipped blade will last longer, but still not recommended....
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Thanks guys, I will just wait until I get my blade back.
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A carbide blade will rip through the stuff, just stay out of the dust.
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just stay out on the dust.
huh?

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You don‘t want to breath that Hardi dust. Nasty stuff, causes cancer in California.

They make a special blade that is suppose to reduce the dust and it does somewhat but there‘s still plenty of dust even with the over priced special blade.
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What about the other 49 states? Is it okay in those states to breathe it?

I guess you mean out OF the dust then....

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What about the other 49 states? Is it okay in those states to breathe it?

I guess you mean out OF the dust then....

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Opps… I missed the typo.

It’s pretty much nasty stuff everywhere. You did know that just about everything causes cancer in California.
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