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4 years 10 months ago #11189 by priusjames

I have to cut through some butcherblock countertops that just arrived from Lumber Liquidators (American Cherry, 1.5" thick x 25" deep) that are 12' long.

I'm trying to figure out how to support about 10' of material as I cut off the extra 2'. Think I might need the table extension to let me use the mitre clamp thing in order to do this safely.

Anybody cut this specific countertop material before? What blade did you use, or wish you had used afterward?

Thanks

James

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4 years 10 months ago #11190 by Bill Van

James;
I would not use the SS for this type of cut. Controlling a long heavy piece such as this would be difficult at best and quite possibly dangerous. In any event try to get some help from another person to help control the work. I would use a hand saw such as a Skilsaw with a good crosscut blade for this type of cut. Not only is your board too long to crosscut on the SS but it is also too wide to be supported properly on the outfeed side of the saw tables. When breaking down sheet goods I put the sheets on the floor on top of some 2X4 material so that both sides of the cut are supported and then use a straight piece of 1X4 clamped to the workpiece as a guide for the hand saw. Work carefully and if you use a good quality blade you will get good cut.

Bill V
WA2CRK 45 years

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4 years 10 months ago #11191 by priusjames

Bill-

Thanks, I guess I was hoping somebody would encourage me to do something better done another way. I needed to be talked off the ledge, thanks!

James

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