Circular Saw Drill Bit, does it exist?
I have a rounded, metal surface I would like to cut into. I was hoping to find a drill bit, with a circular saw attachment, similar to a grinding bit, but a saw instead. I do not want to spend 100′s on a new tool, and I can only find the drill bits that make holes. I need to make a linear cut.
I found a link to some machine shop in the UK that said it’s what I need but I couldn’t find it.
Suggestion by Paul
You could look at getting a roto-zip or a dremel tool. Both have the bits you are looking for and can be bought for less than $ 100.00.
Suggestion by chris
I’ve tried the Rotary cutters and after I burned it up I never replaced it. They are great for soft material with no grain but for anything hard they are not worth the trouble. You would be better off getting a cheap jigsaw with blades for metal. You could also get carbide metal cutting blades for a circular saw if it is a thicker metal.
Suggestion by Doing the Math
You are looking at a dremel saw (about a 2″ blade) that can cut through tin foil and that is about it. Go to a garage sale and buy a working circular saw for 10$ That will cut a 4×8 sheet of plywood. That is well under a 100$ .
Can I saw through a butcher block table?
I have a large table top for a butcher block table. It’s about 6 feet by 4 feet. I’d like to cut about 2 feet off of one end to make it about a square table. It’d be cutting across each of the “separate bloards” that make up the table. Bit I don’t know what’s inside that I might hit with my circular saw.
Can I safely cut through the butcher block and not hit anything or ruin the large part of the table that I want to use?
Suggestion by MagPookie
Butcher block is usually solid wood. There shouldn’t be any metal inside. Just make sure you have a sharp blade and take your time.
Suggestion by usourselvesandourcats
You need a table saw to run it through. Or else with your hand motion, it will get chipped. Unless you have an electrical saw and that you tape a line on both sides and cut on top of the tape very slowly.
Suggestion by rris-tusla
If it is a real butcher block, it should be solid planks of wood only. Typically, they are made out of maple- which is WICKED hard. You may burn the blade or the wood, so cut slowly, with some allowance for final sanding.
Best of luck.
Suggestion by Tizzy
you sure can, i have done it. You just have to go slowly.