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Old 07-30-2014, 07:22 AM   #15
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The easiest way to make a strait and sharpest cut is to use a grinder with a diamond tile cutting blade and then use a multi function tool on the corners .i have found this to be the best combination
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:16 AM   #16
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The easiest way to make a strait and sharpest cut is to use a grinder with a diamond tile cutting blade and then use a multi function tool on the corners .i have found this to be the best combination

Grinders are fast and easy but extremely messy. They out dust everywhere. An environmental suit with hood, goggles, gloves and a high quality mask is almost mandatory. For extended work a mask with a outside at supply and oil less compressor is the best choice. Googles get so dirty you can't see also.


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Old 07-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #17
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I just cut an 18x18 inch hole in my scamp. What I used was a jigsaw with a carbide grit blade I picked up at harbor freight. All the big box stores have them. Clean cut with no chips and hardly any dust.

2-3/4 in. U-shank Carbide Grit Jigsaw Blades 3 Pc
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:39 AM   #18
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That won't cut a strait line without some sort of guide.


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I had zero problems following a straight line. The control was the best of any cutting tool without a physical guide. The cut off type of tool is hard to correct if needed.
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If you are going to use a jig saw get a fine tooth "up cut" blade. Normally jigsaw blade the teeth are angled to cut on the down stroke, up cut they are angled to cut on the up stroke. On the up stroke the blade is pulling into the shoe which cuts vibration and chatter way down.
Roger, I am not sure if are thinking about some other kind of saw blade but all of the jigsaw (and reciprocating saw) blades I have ever seen are made with the teeth angled back toward the foot ("up cut" in your description). You are correct that a blade with the teeth pointed away would be a miserable outfit to try and cut something with.
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Thanks guys. Great suggestions!!
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