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    Cutting up insulating boards

    I've got a shed load of kingspan insulation boards to cut up and fit in the next few months and looking at easy ways. The thick ness will be 100 thk 70 thk and 50 thk I'm no joiner, can work a hand saw but I'm thinking there is so much of this stuff getting cut up someone must have a good setup to make it easier.
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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    I used my jigsaw was handy enough.

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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    If you really think that a sharp new 10 handsaw would not do the job then an "Alligator Saw" could be just the ticket....

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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    Have made a start on the 70thk boards and it's easy to cut with the hand saw that's not the problem, the problem is keeping a straight line and a square cut. I'm now thinking some kind of saw on a trolly or slideway to get nice straight square cuts. like a miniature panel saw if one exists. the problem with panel saws are they wont cut 100 thk. I have heard some of the joiners are using a chain saw to cut the thinker boards. would be interesting to see, the dust that comes off the hand saw is bad enough.
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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    A hot wire with a guide

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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    Quote Originally Posted by diggerjones View Post
    A hot wire with a guide
    I don't think it would work for this stuff as it's designed not to melt for fire protection reasons apparently. If it were foam or polystyrene it would work. Also there is a foil covering on one side and card on the other so I'm thinking the hot wire wouldn't like this either. Just what I'm looking up online.
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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Quattromike View Post
    I've got a shed load of kingspan insulation boards to cut up and fit in the next few months and looking at easy ways. The thick ness will be 100 thk 70 thk and 50 thk I'm no joiner, can work a hand saw but I'm thinking there is so much of this stuff getting cut up someone must have a good setup to make it easier.
    Googled it just out of interest and this looks to be worth making up if you have a lot to do-




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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    Googled it just out of interest and this looks to be worth making up if you have a lot to do-




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    We have a Celotex factory about 3 miles away, and they sell off "agricultural grade" boards relatively cheaply: usually they're slightly out-of-spec on thickness, but who cares for a barn?

    The local builders mostly use 9" hand-held circular saws for cutting the stuff up, usually following a chalk line. I use a long-stroke jig saw with a long blade, being a wimp.

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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    Googled it just out of interest and this looks to be worth making up if you have a lot to do-




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    Re: Cutting up insulating boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    Googled it just out of interest and this looks to be worth making up if you have a lot to do-




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    That looks good. fairly simples to put up too we may have a go at that when we have the long strips to cut.

    this has been my stance the last week or so.

    The human wall saw !
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