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Old 04-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Cutting laminate floor in place without chipping edges


I have laminate floor laid around a half-circle hearth where a wood stove used to be downstairs. I'm installing a new wood stove that'll need a bigger hearth.

Planning on cutting the laminate floor to the proper, rectangular size and tiling within. Question is, what can I use to cut the floor? Whenever I've laid laminate before, the saw always seemed to cause chunking/chipping on the cut edge no matter how slowly I cut (which I could then hide under the baseboard).

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Old 04-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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+1 on this - I picked up one of these and a "half moon" blade to make a couple of difficult cuts in some underlayment that had to come out (it was cheaper than renting a toe kick saw a couple of times), and I've found it to be incredibly useful for all kinds of other stuff as well. Horrible freight usually has one "on sale" for 18.99 if you can find the coupon.

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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a laminate blade and a circular saw would be my 1st choice. youll have a hard time making a straight cut with a multi-too. A blade with as many teeth as possible meant for laminate is appropriate.
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