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My jigsaw blades keep on burning. The wood that I cut is Vic ash and it's about 150mm thick. Also when I cut with the grain my blade starts to burn, but when I cut across the grain the blade is perfectly fine. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can stop it? Thanks.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-02-2012, 02:41 AM
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Welcome to WWT.

Are you using too fine a blade.

I could be wrong but it seems that too fine a blade would be more effective cutting a cross the the grain than with the grain.

Different blades are made for different purposes.

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...spx?catid=1098

You may also be forcing the cut.

If you see smoke back off :)

If that doesn't help its probably an incorrect blade selection.

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Have you tried just a new blade?

Check out some of my custom stairs
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My jigsaw blades keep on burning. The wood that I cut is Vic ash and it's about 150mm thick. Also when I cut with the grain my blade starts to burn, but when I cut across the grain the blade is perfectly fine. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can stop it? Thanks.
Some jig saw blade info...
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/art...ing_Guide.html




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Try a package of Bosch T234X3 blades.

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At 150 mm it's the wrong tool for the job. Try a band saw.
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Good Lord, I just did the mm-inch conversion. I missed that your material is nearly 6" thick!

Duh! Yes, band saw.

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Sorry I mean it's 15mm thick.
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No problem. The above link from Cabbie should set you on the right track.

Thanks Cabbie!

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-02-2012, 03:05 PM
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I'm thinking your using the wrong blade.....got a picture of the blade your trying to use?
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