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jig saw or a saw

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by BOB D.O.L.E, 24 Apr 2012.

  1. BOB D.O.L.E

    BOB D.O.L.E

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    This may sound a supit question but what is the best tool to use to cut
    the bottom off a sauna, i want to shorten it by 4 inch to fit, should i use a jig saw or a stanley saw i cant f..ck up with this i only have one chance.
     
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    Festool ts55 on a guide rail. :idea:
     
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    BOB D.O.L.E

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    no fancy tools mate its the saw or the jig.
     
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    Sorry, bud, but they aren't available in Cuba - yet.

    Bob

    I'd go for a jigsaw, minimal or zero orbit, very fine blade running to a pencil libne - the exact blade type depends on the material thickness and type. This site might help you decide - or you could respond here. To caulk in professionally afterwards get yourself some of these. screwfix used to do a similar set called a "Fugenboy", but they seem to have dropped it. Alsi LIDL sells a similar set from time to time.
     
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    Usually some large timbers in the frame so you are going to need hand saw, the jigsaw may not be up to it, a circular saw would be better.
     
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    dependent on how its constructed an if the cut edge will be exposed

    mask along the line screw a 2x1" baton to waste side on the line this will both help to keep it rigid and give a strait edge to cut against
    use a hand saw at a fairly shallow angle this will be less likely to splinter

    or a jigsaw maybe with a metal blade to reduce chipping dependent on material and construction again
     
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    Poor Cuba. :mrgreen:
     
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    Just use an Axe and practice making your excuses. ;) :D
     
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