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Hi folks,

I have this table top that I glued up that has a big knot at the end. (See photos). I need to trim about 1/4 inch of this end to make flush. I only have my circular saw and I'll clamp a guide to make the cut.

What precautions should I take to saw this end without destroying this very cool knot and also to avoid tear out? Do I use a typical blade with my circular saw or is there one that is better suited for this project. What other precautions would you suggest?

Thanks again,

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-09-2013, 09:40 PM
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Is the know loose or is it solid in the wood?

If loose I would epoxy it solid before trying to cut.

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Is the know loose or is it solid in the wood?

If loose I would epoxy it solid before trying to cut.

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+1 with George. From the pic it appears to be a long solid knot. But hard to tell.

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Slow down. A slower feed rate may help reduce problems. If you're worried about the knot, start at that end so that the hard part will be done first.
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What do you mean by a "typical" blade?
I use a 40 tooth Diablo for my finish cuts with my circular saw....
And like Itchy says......slow...

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Don't saw it at all. Use a belt sander to flush-up the end.
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At first I thought there wouldn't be a problem but the close up picture suggests you might want to fil around the knot with fiberglass resin or epoxy. Then cut slow with a sharp blade.
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