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Old 02-20-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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cutting laminate with a saber saw?


Is it possible to cut laminate pieces lengthwise with a saber saw without shredding the aluminum oxide layer too much? Maybe there is a blade that is specialized to do that work?

I would assume that a saber saw would be too rough, but if it could be done, one wouldn't have to buy a table saw. Also I think a saber saw would be good to make irregular cuts to make the laminate reasonably close to the wall without touching it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:25 PM   #2
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trim router, 1/8" bit, straight edge
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are you talking about flooring?
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Yes, laminate flooring. I have a chop saw so it is no problem cutting the pieces across the short side. I'm concerned about trimming the pieces lengthwise against the wall.
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You can chew them off as long as your covering it with baseboard or 1/4 round
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use a metal cutting blade in your sabre saw, and turn the workpiece upside down to minimize chipping, this method worked good for me. The cut is a little slower with the metal cutting blade but it is smoother.
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I would suggest investing in a table saw. Even a cheap one for your project.
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