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Is It Okay To Cut Wet Wood With A Circular Saw?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

Is It Okay To Cut Wet Wood With A Circular Saw?

Here are some issues that you might run into when you consider this question, and the first is that dry wood will always cut more easily with this kind of a saw … and that’s a proven fact. This does not, on the other hand, mean that wet wood can not be cut with this kind of a saw ( as, in fact, it actually can ) . Yet we have to keep in mind a few things. Stay with me, now, and I’ll explain all I can on this …..

Now first of all, I would like you all to simply know the fact that when cutting wet wood with a circular – saw, you do NOT want to use a fine – tooth load blade as it’ll bind, over – load and more ( no bueno, no bueno, bueno, if this happens, he he he he heh ) …. it’s a good idea to stop what you are doing, every once in a while, to just clean out those teeth properly. You will find that such a brief investment of your time will be more than worth it and help the overall experience, next time you cut the wet wood with your circular saw ….

Now, then, I would also like you to know this simple fact, readers —- the simple fact that you can buy a brass – detailing brush online ( by Amazon, maybe? ) , which is made specifically to help you be able to properly clean those teeth. It looks like a basic tooth – brush, but do not let its mere simplistic appearance fool you. It kicks butt in so many ways, as a matter of fact. Also, keep in mind that circular – saws, by their very nature, rip through ( soft or wet, or even moist, in this case ) wood with much ease. If you have too much dampness in the wood, however, then you might want to think about letting it dry up a bit before you cut it with your circular – saw. The reason for this is that too much moisture can also be a bad thing, in some cases ( yes, even with wood, he he he he heh ) ….

And if you lubricate your blade, it can be even better. It can be, you will find, even more effective when cutting down on to that wet wood. Just a little tip I have found, in many experiences in sawing ….

You might also want to take notice of the fact that choosing the correct blade can make or break the experience … literally. And of course, depending on the kind of circular – saw that you have and wish to use on wet wood, your choice of blade can vary. But please do your proper research in advance, on this specific topic. And I hope to write more on it …