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What kind of saw blade?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I meant to post this a long time ago but I keep forgetting. I am building some shelves in the basement with this shelving material we bought from a building supply store. I was just wondering what kind of blade I should use with the circular saw? I have a feeling that if I use a aggressive tooth one it may tear the board apart. So should I use one with more small teeth, or less teeth and large teeth?
    here is a picture of the board to get an idea what I will be cutting:

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    Thanks!
     
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    More teeth for trim materials, less teeth for anything else, more teeth also means more expensive but there is less of a chance to screw up your trim material.
     
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    Looks like it has a melamine top layer. Circular saw blade shouldn't matter much, I've used a wood blade for ply with no problem. But you need to run masking tape along the line you want to cut, on both sides, so the melamine won't chip.
     
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    Use fine tooth and turn it over so the finished side is down, its less likely to chip.
     
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    I agree with last three posts.
     
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    and cut slowly.
     
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    Thanks guys. The tape sounds like an excellent idea. No need to buy blades my dad has lots, i'm sure one of them will work fine.
     
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    Good for you for buyilding your own

    Why didn't you just go with pine or something similar?
     
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    This stuff was cheap and it looks good with white walls and white appliances in the basement.
     
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    Cool. All my furnitures, that's been made by me anyway, is pine. All blocky, but sturdy.

    Don't let it get wet.
     

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