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What kind of saw do you use to cut composite decking?

How to Cut & Fasten Composite Decking. You can make simple cross cuts in composite decking the same way you would cut any soft pine—a power circular saw will work fine. A power miter saw can provide very accurate, straight cuts, and a table saw with support extensions can make all types of cutting easier.

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Then, do you need a special saw blade to cut composite decking?

For cutting laminates and composite, a finer tooth blade such as this 84-tooth blade from Diablo is required, however most blades designed for wood will not perform well with Trex or similar composite decking material. Some composites are made entirely of PVC, while others are a combination of PVC and wood.

Likewise, do you need a special saw blade to cut Trex? Tooth Style Most power saw blades come in three options. Square top tooth blades are designed for ripping hardwoods and lumber. Triple chip style blades are designed primarily for use on composite boards, such as MDF, chipboard and particle board. They will also put a smooth finish on wood/plastic composites.

Similarly, what saw to use to cut composite decking?

Two commonly used types are circular saws and miter saws. It cuts similarly to traditional wood. Use a sharp medium-tooth blade for best cutting results. Use a quick square to mark the board.

Do you have to pre drill composite decking?

You can screw or nail composite decking boards just like wood ones. Three-inch decking screws are the best fastener choice; they sink a secure distance into the joists and won't back out like nails. There's little danger of splitting the boards when driving them, so you don't need to pre-drill.

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