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S1G

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Cutting a straight line?
« on: 30 October, 2016, 08:07:57 AM »
Hi can anyone give me any tips please for cutting a straight line in the mdf? What's the best saw to use etc?

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Re: Cutting a straight line?
« Reply #1 on: 30 October, 2016, 03:02:35 PM »
I use a jigsaw then a long piece of wood with sandpaper on to finish it accurately. As long as you have a steady hand and don't rush it it should be OK
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Re: Cutting a straight line?
« Reply #2 on: 30 October, 2016, 09:16:54 PM »
Hi
If you use a jigsaw you need to ensure you have a very sharpe blade for best results.
I have a plunge saw - which is basically a circular saw on a rail.
Another alternative is to use a router with a sleeve and straight edge like on here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tHIKLHUVhYw
With the router it is best to make some practice runs to establish your offset.

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Re: Cutting a straight line?
« Reply #3 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:17:39 AM »
Table saw with a fence on the side.