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Old July 24th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Jack Quinlan
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what's your favorite tool for cutting starboard / seaboard

In advance of the reflooring of the 110 cargo area I'm pondering how to get the best fit.

At the Rover Group my tech used a circular saw and got pretty good results.

what do you guys like best?
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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:10 PM
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I used a circular saw for the square outer edges and a jig saw for the lashing cut-outs.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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circular saw for straight cuts and jig saw for irregular shap cuts.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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cool.

steady hand too I suppose.

You guys think I should cut it slightly big and then sand it down to fit or just go for perfection on the first cut.

i'm worried that sanding can get too uneven too quickly.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 09:28 AM
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When I started I tried to do the London Gun thing with cutting oversize and then sanding down to perfection. It didn't work for me. The sanding took far too long. If I had a power sander it might be different. But using 80-grit and a sanding block took forever. So on subsequent cuts I just tried to cut to perfection and my sanding was just to smooth out the serface.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Ideally if you found a local shop that had a CNC water jet that would be the way to cut it. There is one right up the street from me that could do it.

Rob
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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Would a table saw be even better than a circular hand saw?

what are the advantages of the water jet Rob?
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