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Old 04-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #21
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How do you cut an arch with one of these?
I could post pics of hundreds of arcs cut with a Skil wormdrive and a 20 tooth framing blade, but if you want to be a bit more precise, try one of these...

http://www.arcusblade.com/woodsystem.html
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Have you used those before? I was wondering about the cost and availability. The old 20 tooth framing blade will generally only do about a five foot radius. Anything tighter than that and we have to go with the jigsaw. Would be nice to have a better option for a few select jobs.
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Have you used those before? I was wondering about the cost and availability. The old 20 tooth framing blade will generally only do about a five foot radius. Anything tighter than that and we have to go with the jigsaw. Would be nice to have a better option for a few select jobs.
I've never tried them myself. I don't think they make one with a diamond arbor and I ain't giving up the wormy.

With framing work, on tight radii, I'll do more than one pass to hog out the material more efficiently.

If I have the space though, I'll set up a trammel for the router and a straight cut bit. Locate the centermark, drill in a pin, perfect circle.
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I've never seen that before.Way cool

I'm just a simple boy. Mark with string, jig saw cut & kiss it with a belt sander.

I'ts the only way I know...
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My favorite way...

One piece trim for a half circle
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and it leaves a fine quality finish?
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and it leaves a fine quality finish?

depends on the operator

but tbo i use it more then i use my saws all
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but my honest answer would be to use a router
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I use a beaver.
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Fiberglass tension bar and a circ. I've used a chainsaw before, with a fresh blade and scoring works ok.
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One of the best ways to cut an arch in any material is to use router attached to a 1x4 or piece of plywood with a strait cut bit. Basically you would mimic the idea of a string tied around a nail with a pencil at the end, only you would be cutting not marking. One way to do this is to take a 1x4 for example and drill a hole in it towards the end of the piece. Make sure when you drill you stay in the center of the 1x4(1-3/4inches). The hole will need to be large enough for a straight cut router bit. You will then mount your router to the 1x4 with the bit penetrating through the hole you just drilled. Make sure again to mount your router as close to center as possible, this will help for an accurate cut. So by now you should have a router mounted to a 1x4, lets call it 8 feet long, with a straight cut bit. You will find that you will need a long bit, as you will be using 3/4 of its length for the jig, plus the depth it goes past the base into the router, plus the depth of the material you will be cutting. You will then flip the 1x4 over and measure from either the near side of the bit or the far side of the bit to the radius of your arch. keep in mind if you are cutting the bottom of the arch you will want to measure from the farside of the bit, so your tearout will be on the waste. for a 8 foot diameter, obviously 4 feet from the farside of the bit and so on. I recommend using a nail on the other end as a screw tends to move the piece slightly. hope this helps.

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I have cut an arch in two ways on a wood fence gate. One is one person bend a 1 x 2 board to the desired arc size while a helper marks the board in place. Then, you cut the mark with a jigsaw and sand the top if needed.
Two is to put a nail in center of gate and reference with a string tied to the nail and a pencil tied to the other end to mark the top of the gate in a arc. Check out quality fence at http://www.choosepatriot.com
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piece of 1/2 in pvc, tack nails in at the sides and center and place pvc to create arch, pencil in. Set depth to 1/2 inch past board depth and cut on line with a circular saw.
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10 foot fiberglass tension bar works great too

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