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Ive been installing some trim in the galley, and while angled cuts are no biggie (1/2 x 2 x 24) i have found the need to rip some pieces at an angle, and keep breaking them. i have a hand saw, a mitre box, a small hand hacksaw kinda deal and a jig saw. the jig saw is kind of problematic with the vibration and the importance of my fingers... is there some type of saw for this type of cutting? maybe some dremel attachment or something?
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For ripping, a tablesaw is the only real option.

You can make a simple one from a piece of plywood, mounting the saw under it and clamping a straight edge board or level as a saw fence. I used this configuration many years ago as my first table saw. I built quite a bit of furniture with it.

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A table saw with a very thin fine toothed blade is probably your best bet, but you could also use a trim saw.
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no room for a table saw on the boat! guess ill have to run to a buddys... thanks guys, thats is kinda what i figured
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Take a piece of plywood as a backer, scribe your cut on the piece of trim with a razor knife and use double face tape to secure the trim to the plywood backer and just have your scribe line over the edge. the tape will hold secure to reduce the vibrations on the piece and the ply will give you some thing to hold on to. If they are all straight cuts you could do the same with a small laminate/trim router with a flush cut bit with a bearing on the bottom to run along the sedge of the plywood. Have fun
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thats a great idea Peter! then i could just adjust a circular to depth and rip to my hearts content... had i known this trick earlier, i may not have ripped into the edge of my dock box as well... lol
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Get a hand held copping saw, and a few extra saw blades. The blades are less than a 1/4" deep and will let you make complex curves. Go slow and cut on the down stroke away from the finished surface.

About $15 at Home Depot.
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there was a hole in the galley counter where the stove was, it was just unattractive and i didnt like having all the stuff in the space exposed.

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Get a hand held copping saw, and a few extra saw blades. The blades are less than a 1/4" deep and will let you make complex curves. Go slow and cut on the down stroke away from the finished surface.
Best cutting tool ever invented.

My dad gave me one when I was probably 7 or 8.
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