Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:17 pm Posts: 14 Location: Colorado
Hello Splitters, I am about to split my first board tomorrow. Its an old Burton Bullet with the burton diamond pattern. I'm a little nervous about keeping a steady hand through the inserts so I am thinking of rigging up a jig.
I have read pretty much all of the DIY threads, and several people mention using a jig. I was curious to see some pictures of what some people have come up with. I have access to a band saw, circular saw, table saw, and a jig saw. Any thoughts on what I should use and why would be greatly appreciated.
I clamped a straight edge to the snowboard and ran a circular saw down it to get a straight line. Worked pretty well but I had to run the saw down the nose by hand because the straight edge did not bend
I would use a circular saw or table saw, not a band or jig saw. You want a long, straight cut. that's not was a band saw or jig saw are meant to accomplish.
oh, and make sure you cut through the edge on the back end of your cut before you start. it will rip out.
I have a video of cutting my board. Will post it here shortly
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:34 pm Posts: 281 Location: kelowna bc canada
thanks libtechsplit.cutting through the inserts on burtons do pose certian problems. having a blade that will cut through the insert that doesnt heat it up by running too fast. adding an inside edge to mine i ended up with a small gap in the front of the board but that was more of a fitup/assembly issue.