How do I rip cut narrow wood using a circular saw?
I need to rip a 1″ x 4″ in half, and I’m not sure how to secure the piece of wood…if I clamp it down, the clamps get in the way of the saw. Does it make sense to screw the piece to a scrap board and leave enough overhang so that the saw blade can travel? There has to be a better way, right?
Suggestion by Gerald
Do it on the table saw — using the fixed adjustible arm for the distance…or go buy 1/2 inche strip…
Suggestion by Fred S
If you don’t have a table saw you can rent one on that small of apiece you will save your fingers
Suggestion by DIY Doc
Certainly a table saw would be the better option, but your notion does work. I do it often.
The issue might equate to screwing the 1 x 4 from the Bottom (The side that might not be seen in whatever purpose you intend)… to a piece of material large enough to accept the clamps without interfereing with the width of the saw PLATE. You might also consider a piece of 1x for the opposing side of the saw plate to glide over in a cut, to maintain stability. Obviously the CUT itself may not be as smooth as from a table saw, but that’s why sandpaper and planes were invented. The BRACE board need not be anymore than a piece of Luan or scrap plywood, etc. as long as it allows CLAMP space.
You could also perform the same process by clamping at an end, to midway, saw to the clamp. release the clamps; reset them BEHIND the cut, and proceed.
I guess I’m curious about the WHY of this? I’m going to assume you have a piece of 1×4 that needs to be 1×2~ +/- To FIT somewhere, and don’t have a 1×2 of the same material, like a piece of golden oak for cabinetry, etc.
Suggestion by unfinished_adolescent
Using table saw, set the arm distance from blade at 2″. Always stand to the left of the blade. After you feed it through about 2 feet, have another person gently pull the board through while you push it. The other person should be aware not to pull one way or the other, just str8 through.
how can i sharpen my circular saw blades?
i want to sharpen my blade because i dotn have very high rpm’s on my table saw and when i try to rip small boards my wood ends up smoking and being burnt im pretty sure that if i sharpened my blade it would help it slice through the wood
Suggestion by cara a
Suggestion by eyespy
get a grinder,. or do it by hand with sand paper,..,
Suggestion by doug0102
You can go tooth by tooth with a file, or do what almost everybody does, take it to a sharpening place.
Suggestion by WJ
try maybe using a chainsaw file. Just be careful as that you don’t take the blade off balance, or it might wobble on the saw.