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Offline lambeater

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Cutting doors
« on: December 19, 2010, 10:30 AM »
I need to cut the bottom edge off a wood/ foam core metal clad entry door. Is there a blade for my TS55 that will allow me to cleanly do this. If not does anyone have any other easy methods that work.
thx
Lambeater

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Cutting doors
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 10:54 AM »
I'm not going to give blade advice.  I will offer general advice though.  Make sure that you wear safety glasses!  One of my two trips to have metal removed from my eyes was from just this type of work.  I now have a permanent rust spot.

Peter

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Cutting doors
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 11:27 AM »
You could use your TS with a metal blade or you can buy this which fits onto the guide rail but uses a angle grinder.
http://www.protool.de/service_info/neuheiten/Seiten/diamantTrennundSchleifsystem.aspx


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Offline FEStastic

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Re: Cutting doors
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 12:35 PM »
Hi to help with the metal swarf flying around  I Use a sacrificial play on top of the door and cut from both sides if possible.

If its a one off and you can't get a specific blade just use a smaller blade with the same bore just adjust the speed accordingly 

I got some metal stuck in my eye last year from grinding and had to get it scraped out, It was then that I found out that I'm immune to the anesthetic they were using. (my wife  nearly wet herself laughing at me squirming) Safety goggles are a must when working

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Cutting doors
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 02:35 PM »
You could use your TS with a metal blade or you can buy this which fits onto the guide rail but uses a angle grinder.
http://www.protool.de/service_info/neuheiten/Seiten/diamantTrennundSchleifsystem.aspx


JMB

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