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allen1466 06-05-2006 04:59 PM

Circular Saw Blade Recommendation
 
Hello Everyone,

Need advice about a circular saw blade. I'm replacing h.c. doors in my house with s.c. doors. The door frames are metal in the house and not the traditional ones you see in todays homes. So I have to drill for the door knob and chisel for the hinges.

So I need to special order doors and cut down to size to fit each frame. The door I'm cutting to size is a solid pine door. The door is 1 3/8" thick.

How many teeth should I have on this blade to do the job?

I heard that if you put tape on the cut line, it helps with splintering. True?? False??

If this blade works on pine, will it work with oak or hard woods too??


Thanks for your answers!

Allen

Big Dave 06-05-2006 07:32 PM

Any new circular saw blade will work. I often use a new one for framing and score the top of the door along the cut line with a utility knife and then saw along the cut or just below it by a 1/32". Be sure to score it deep enough to get past the veneer. Tape will work but I find that it is an unnecessary step. A finer tooth blade will also work but I have preferred a courser blade. I have never had any problem with chipout, top or bottom.

Dave.

Rehabber 06-05-2006 08:32 PM

Frued 40 tooth

robertcdf 06-05-2006 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rehabber
Frued 40 tooth

I second that

redline 06-06-2006 03:15 PM

To keep the door from splinter you could cut half way thru on one side then flip the door over and then cut the rest of the way thru.

Big Dave 06-06-2006 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redline
To keep the door from splinter you could cut half way thru on one side then flip the door over and then cut the rest of the way thru.

That doesn't make sense. You would still have to score the door, then when you flip it over you would have to score it again.:confused:

Bonus 06-07-2006 12:20 AM

I use the Freud blades, love the thinner kerf. Score it and cut it.



"That doesn't make sense. You would still have to score the door, then when you flip it over you would have to score it again.:confused:"

Not if you score the top, then cut that side from underneath, then flip and repeat, course you have to put the blade in backwards and pull the saw towards you or hold the saw still and move the door, or keep scoring til the waste drops off, or.... ;)

Big Dave 06-07-2006 07:58 AM

Ohhhh. I get it now.


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