Can A Paper Saw Blade Cut Through Wood?

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There is a thought-provoking question that is more suitable to be responded to at home as a bar trick as compared to a science experiment. The question is “Can a paper saw blade cut through wood?”

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Well, you don’t seem to be sure. As we all know most paper is made of wood pulp, which implies that sharpened paper would be like sharpened wood. But, again the question is what type of wood can be sliced by a paper blade? Is it Balsa as it appears to be enough weak? This could change the whole rock-paper-scissors equation if it can cut through wood.

All of us are familiar with the fact that paper has some remarkable capabilities if it is folded. However, is the edge of a single sheet capable of working like a saw on a rotary motor?

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We are able enough to create anything out of anything, but it does not imply that it is going to work accurately. It does not appear that paper is something that would take well to high RPMs. In addition to being pliable, it is also brittle. Apart from all this, anyone among you who has experienced paper cut knows very well that paper is not that weak and innocent.

So, the paper might do some damage. John Heisz, the woodworker of the “I Build It” YouTube channel puts it to the test. Take a peek at the video below to get some idea how it works.





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