From: John De Armond
Subject: Re: Whats the best sewerpipe support?
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 20:01:17 EDT
"George E. Cawthon" wrote:
> You don't need a fine toothed saw. Whenever you cut thin plastic or
> fiberglass stuff, put the blade on backwards. It works well on soft
> stuff, but the blade can't catch and tear the material and the cut will
> be much smoother.
Ya, fun to watch someone burn their way through a sheet of plastic
To CUT instead of melt, the best solution is, tada ... get a plastic
blade. I do a reasonable amount of plastic work in my business and
have found the blade to be worth the effort to order. I got mine
from our local plastic distributor. If you can't find a plastic
blade, a thin kerf finishing blade works almost as well, especially
if one goes slow. I did it that way for years before I got the
plastic blade. I mounted a fitting on my saw that allowed me to
direct high pressure air right on the cut. This cooling let me cut
a LOT faster before melting sets in.