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Cutting fibre cement board

Prof
Valued Contributor

Re: Cutting fibre cement board

That's some clever thinking Andy_Mann..I think that could work quite well..

I think that jigsaw blade should do the job very nicely ..

 

Thanks again for your help..

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Rhys
Junior Contributor

Re: Cutting fibre cement board

if the hole you have to cut is between 40mm and 300mm, then your best bet is an Xtorque XTO300 https://sydneytools.com.au/xtorque-xto300-40-300mm-adjustable-hole-cutter-kit

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Prof
Valued Contributor

Re: Cutting fibre cement board

That's a neat idea with the cowling over the cutter blades..

In the end a builder did the cut outs for me..
He just used a tungsten tipped hole saw for the small hole and a reciprocating saw for the air-con cut out..

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Rhys
Junior Contributor

Re: Cutting fibre cement board

i just realised it would have been too big, as the smallest it can do is 40mm

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MO
Newbie

Re: Cutting fibre cement board

Hello guys,
I got a question here similar to the original topic.

What's the best tool to make a partially through hole on cement board? I'm aware by using a hole saw you will only achieve a completely through hole.

Basically I want to get the industrial concrete look by having those holes on the cement board.

Your reply is much appreciated
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Brad
Trusted Contributor

Re: Cutting fibre cement board

Gyprock Perforated plasterboard pattern.jpg

That the look you are going for?

 

Upcut spiral router bit for 12.7mm and under will leave a clean bottom.

 

Forstner bit for larger holes, not the saw tooth ones as they are more like a holesaw, will leave a vee point in the bottom of the hole.

 

Problem will be dust, I would stick to minimum holes and cutting.

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Cutting fibre cement board

Hi @MO,

 

Welcome to Workshop and thanks for joining in the discussion. It's great to see you've already received a helpful reply from @Brad. I trust our knowledgeable and creative community members will be able to provide plenty of assistance and inspiration for all your projects. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have something new to share.

 

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