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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:04 am 
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...tool and why am I using it instead of a utility knife?

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Not sure what you would call it other than a scribing knife.

This tool is actually shaving a groove that I would guess is the same width as saw blade.

You are using this instead of a utility knife because a utility knife would only make a thin cut that is hard to see.

Just a guess mind you. :-D

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A striking knife.

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It is a marking or scribing knife. You are using it instead of a utility knife because it is beveled or sharpened only on one side, the side away from your straight edge. This causes a scribe right up next to the straight edge. If you used a utility knife which is beveled on both sides the line would be 1/2 the thickness of the blade away from the straight edge.

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A scoring knife. Using it to cut through a sheet of laminate of some type. It cuts and clears a fine groove all the way through or at least deep enough so that the work piece can be snapped away from the waste. The blade acts on the workpiece in a manner similar to a grooving plane from a tongue and groove set


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Home made???

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Newtooth gets the points tonight! It is indeed for cutting laminate and cuts as described.

Sean,

It is just a piece of dowel with a slot cut in the end into which a section of old hacksaw blade, that has been ground to shape, is let into. A length of plastic pipe is slid over the dowel and closes the slot on to the blade keeping it all nice and solid.

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