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Old 07-22-2018, 09:41 AM   #1
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What kind of saw do I need and blade?


What kind of saw do I need that is high enough to cut a 12" x 12" polyurethane
Is a drop saw high enough to be able to cut this?
What kind of blade can give it a clean straight cut?
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Hard to decipher your issue or question.... I don't even know what a drop saw is.

Maybe an explanation or picture would produce some ideas/suggestions.
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Whatever you are doing, I recommend that you use a pull saw, hand operated, cuts very precise square cuts.

I use an Irwin, that has performed great for a long time.

it cuts on the pull stroke, not the push, and is easy to control, and will do this easily.

Can you elaborate as to what you are doing, and why.

And what is a Drop saw ?


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A 12 x 12 what?
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Drop saw is another name for a chop saw or miter saw.
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Ah: Yes a pull saw, is my go to for this.

You want precision, and any darned electric saw ain't going to do it.

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What is a drop saw?
A power miter saw, also known as a chop saw or drop saw, is a power tool used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece at a selected angle. Commonly used for cutting of molding and trim. Most miter saws are relatively small and portable, with common blade sizes ranging from eight to twelve inches.
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What is the highest a pull saw raises? It would need to be higher than the corbel itself at least 12 1/4" beyond.

Also isn't there a special blade to use to avoid a rough cut in the polyurethane? Would this burn the polyurethane?
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Can someone explain how I would get an accurate straight cut from a pull saw? From what I googled, this is a manual sawing tool, if I'm wrong please correct me, or send a pic what it looks like.

There is no way manually I can get a straight level cut with a manual saw, unless I'm missing something and there is a trick to do it.

The jumbo corbel sits on the floor and the part that sits on the floor that is 12"x12" would need to be level and flat.
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The pull saw is powered by " Armstrong", it can't burn anything.

It has a handle, you grip, and pull the blade toward you, and fine teeth, that leave an almost smooth cut.

Let me go and find one to bring you a picture, i'LL BE BACK.


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So you have found a pull saw picture, then you need to better explain what you need to cut, a picture will help here, you usually cut these on a bench then install them, not the other way around.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:43 AM   #12
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Whatever you are trying to cut has 3 dimensions. Providing all three or providing a picture would help on the recommendation of what tool to use.. I don’t get if this is a 12x12x12 piece you are trying to cut or maybe a 12x12x?? piece.. is it 12” wide by 12” deep ? If so how thick is it? Is it a square base on an otherwise not square piece?

I see you say it’s a corbel but then say it sits on the floor so not clear what it is you are trying to cut.

Working slowly with a pull saw sounds good to me thou based on what I think you are trying to do...
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Okay, I was thinking electric. How do you achieve a straight level cut with a manual pull saw? Is there a trick to do this? As mentioned it would need to sit on the floor and not rock back and forth, knowing my luck that would happen because I did not cut it level and straight. The slightest bump would cause it to be off. Which is why I was thinking electric.
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Whatever you are trying to cut has 3 dimensions. Providing all three or providing a picture would help on the recommendation of what tool to use.. I don’t get if this is a 12x12x12 piece you are trying to cut or maybe a 12x12x?? piece.. is it 12” wide by 12” deep ? If so how thick is it? Is it a square base on an otherwise not square piece?

Working slowly with a pull saw sounds good to me thou based on what I think you are trying to do...
I tried to edit the main post I guess it didn't work.

The Jumbo corbel is 12"W x 12"D x 41" L

I am trying to shorten it so it will fit properly underneath the granite breakfast bar to the floor. So it needs to be perfectly level on the floor.

How do you do this with a pull saw without getting a wavy cut and to get it perfectly flat? Cutting slow seems I would still be off doing the cut. Is there any other tricks?

How long would this take to saw through?
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I see... is the floor perfectly level in both directions where you are putting this?

You may be best off with a close rough cut and fine tuning it by sanding it to match the floor assuming that it isn’t perfect..

A 12” sliding miter saw would get you about half way through a piece like that so you would flip it and need to cut a couple times..

Or work your way around the piece with a pull saw..

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