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 Post subject: insulation hand saws
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in the next few months ill have a few jobs where id be cutting up sheets of celotex/kingspan/whatever else i get insulation. cutting it as i normally do with a hand saw is occasionally quite horrendous. the dust is awful and knacks when ya get it in your eyes.

does anyone use speciffic insulation hand saws?

i guess i could track saw it but one of the jobs is way up on a dormer roof so not really a plan to lug up the saw and hoover and doing it up there.

pricing them up they are cheap enough if they cut down on the dust


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 Post subject: Re: insulation hand saws
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I have always used a Jack saw, respirator and googles


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I'm guessing a hot knife would be best, but not very fast.


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Bread knife works well. the type with scalloped edges ...

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wineo is that not what the propper saws are like also?


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These are superb too, no dusty mess

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excellent. think a bit of both will be good between jigsaw blades and a hand saw with a serated blades. deffo best to avoid all the dust ya get off that insulation like


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I just use an old hand saw and chuck a dust mask on,quickest way to do it.

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aye normally i do same. but the dust pure knacks when it gets in your eye. its bloody awful. so was gonna try one of the propper saws. if its loads less dust and that then gotta be better like


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Thought of an even better solution, get an apprentice :lol:


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excellent suggestion :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Score with box cutter and snap.


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