Pelmets chipping with a Chop Saw - Blade / Technique

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  1. SkipFeeney

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    Hi,

    I am trying to cut some high gloss pelmets. I am using a chop saw with a 40 teeth blade and its chipping it quite badly. If i invest in a 60t blade will that make a difference?

    Also is there a technique to it? Do I turn the pelmets upside down and plunge the saw downwards through it? Or do I slide the saw out and then slide the saw backwards through it?

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    Lower blade very slowly .
     
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    What diameter blade are you using? 40t sounds like the sort of blade I'd use on softwood carcassing only unless it's a very small saw. For high gloss pelmets and cornice on my 250mm saw I generally fit a 72 t to 100t blade. Using a lower tooth count blade can work if you feed very slowly, but your blade must be sharp - if it isn't (as in you have done 5,000 cuts in softwood) then resharpen or replace it because a blunt blade never cuts well.

    The only safe technique with a sliding compound mitre saw is to pull the head out drop the head then push it back towards the fence.
     
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    Flat pelmet? Router cut.

    Or masking tape prior to cutting to stop the chipping
     
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    fine tooth blade and go very slowly.
     
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