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Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by svouts, 9 Mar 2012.

  1. svouts

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    Hi, I want to cut a bamboo garden screening along its length. It is 2 meters high by 4 meters long and I would like to cut it in two pieces of 1 meter high.

    Shall I use an angle grinder with a wood blade, a jigsaw or a circular saw?
     
  2. merlin50

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    someone use an angle grinder with a wood blade on this forum and they ended up dead
     
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    What is the current situation? Is the screening currently installed? Is it fixed to a fence/trellis? Can it be removed?
    If it is loose you could roll it up and then saw it with a normal panel saw. If it's fitted I would use a circular saw or maybe a jigsaw, depending on how much control I could maintain on the power tool and the depth behind the screening and preferably using a second pair of hands. Definitely NOT the angle grinder!
     
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    Roll it up tight and tie it, then cut it with fine tooth hand saw.
     
  5. svouts

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    it is not installed yet, I will roll it up and use a fine saw
    many thanks!!
     
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    square up the ends so all tubes are level

    roll a sheet off news paper around a couple off times at the point you want to cut then you will have a strait cut all the way round if you cut 2mm away from the paper
     
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    You can get a wood blade for an angle grinder.It only has four teeth. I've got a 9" one. and was using it yesterday in fact. Great for demolition work,
    Doesn't make the tidiest of cuts though.
     
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    Ooer! Listen to Errol Flynn of the forum. Bragging again. :rolleyes:
     

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