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svouts

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:48 pm Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:10 pm Reply with quote

someone use an angle grinder with a wood blade on this forum and they ended up dead
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:23 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:26 pm Reply with quote

Roll it up tight and tie it, then cut it with fine tooth hand saw.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:19 pm Reply with quote

it is not installed yet, I will roll it up and use a fine saw
many thanks!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:26 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:22 pm Reply with quote

merlin50 wrote:
someone use an angle grinder with a wood blade on this forum and they ended up dead


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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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:41 pm Reply with quote

Norcon wrote:


I've got a 9" one. and was using it yesterday
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Ooer! Listen to Errol Flynn of the forum. Bragging again. icon_rolleyes.gif
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