ripping composite decking. wallrat posted in construction techniques on july 28, 2003 03:59am im doing the design work for a new deck for a customer. im going to use weatherbest composite decking and would like to rip a 5/4 x 6 down to a 5/4 x 4. has anyone ripped down a 12 ft board before?
composite decking is a molded engineered wood product made up of wood pulp and recycled plastics from a variety of sources. it is available in a variety colors--some smooth, some textured with artificial wood grain. composite decking has many of the characteristics of natural wood.
for all those who are wondering what a 'rip cut' is, it's when the plank is cut parallel to the length of the board. if the last board isnt the size you need to complete the installation, it can be needed to create a perfect fit on the last deck board.
sounds like weatherbest is like our. then i agree i have ripped 2x with a regular carbide blade in a decent saw. a rip blade few teeth, big gullets works best because of the stringiness. do it right, or do it twice.
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ripping a composite board cutting lengthwise is trickier. even the most experienced carpenters have found that when the power saws blade heats up, it creates slight waves along the cut line. whenever possible, try to avoid ripping composite decking and use full boards for your surface.