What should I use to cut the laminate?


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Old 04-01-07, 07:39 PM
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What should I use to cut the laminate?

I have a 7 1/4" circular saw, but I find that cutting the pieces causes my blade to spark a bit and eventually I think it dulls so much it can't cut anymore.

I'm using steel teeth blades and am cutting the lock n'seal high density particleboard (I think?) Any advice?
 
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Old 04-01-07, 08:39 PM
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It seems to me...

It seems to me that a few years back when i was putting in laminate flooring, that the local home center sold saw blades just for cutting laminate. I think I got one but it was for a table saw. Not sure about handheld circular saw. It seems that it had a high tooth count per inch.
 
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Old 04-02-07, 03:17 AM
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Try a carbide tip blade, about 24 teeth. Also, cut from the back side to eliminate tear out on the face.
 
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As rockpro said, get a carbide tip blade, I like 60 tooth blades.

Also for a cleaner cut when using a circular saw, cut with the back of the plank, up. This lets the blade as it rotates, to cut down into the face, instead of cutting coming out of the face. Less chipping.
 
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Old 04-02-07, 08:48 AM
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Thanks for your help!
 
 

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