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05:17AM | 01/02/02
Member Since: 01/01/02
5 lifetime posts
I am biulding a garage and am having trouble cutting a straight edge on the OSB boards for the roof. I'm using a circular saw with a plywood blade (140 or 150 teeth) and have been using a 2X4 as a straightedge guide. Still, the cuts are poor and slow and I seem to be burning through the wood more than cutting it. What's the best way to cut OSB? Am I using the right saw and blade?

Also, once I get it cut, should I attach the sheets with a nailgun? I hand nailed 8 penny nails when I built a shed, but I'm thinking that renting a nailgun would save a lot of time here. Any thoughts on what kind of gun/nails to use?


02:30PM | 01/02/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Use a standard framing a 24 tooth carbide combination blade.

Gun nailing will save a lot of time, use galv 8d nails at 6"oc min.

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