- Q.What type of saw blade
should I use to remove about an inch from a
A.Tony Pelcher, a
solid-surface fabricator at the Top Shop in S.
Burlington, Vt., responds: Many manufacturers,
including DeWalt, Everlast, and Forrest, make
circular saw blades for cutting solid surfacing.
The most efficient blade will have as close to a
zero rake as possible.
But since every solid-surface cut should be
trimmed with a router, saw blade choice is not too
important, especially if you are making only an
occasional cut. Once you’ve made your cut
(about 1/8 inch beyond your final mark), clamp a
straightedge to the solid surfacing and rout the
edge using a straight bit with a template guide, or
with a template bit with a bearing above the