05:35PM | 10/12/00
Member Since: 10/09/00
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I need to cut off about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of a Larson storm door. Any advice as to the best type of circular saw blade to use? I've been told to make sure it is carbide tipped... but no info as to number of teeth etc. Can anyone suggest and offer guidelines for such a cut?


06:44AM | 10/13/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Is this a metal door? If so, you need a blade that's made for metal.
Whether it's metal or not, before you make the cut, place a thin piece of cardboard or wood under the circular saw so it doesn't scratch the finish of the door as you cut.


06:53PM | 10/19/00
Carbide will cut aluminum fine, the more teeth the better, to a point, 24 tooth 7 1/4" blade would work fine. I would check the area to be cut 1 ½" is a lot to be cutting off of any door. I would tape the bottom of the saw to protect the door. Most important WEAR EYE PROTECTION, a full face shield is best for this operation.
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