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Old 05-14-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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Were Replacing the Floating Floor in a Bedroom.. Curious if using the Mitter Saw , replaced the Blade last fall with your standard multipurpose cutting blade would be Ok ?? Or could we expect chipping and what not ??

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What is the floating floor product? Hardwood, laminate, vinyl?
The cut ends / edges will be covered with a trim piece so some chipping is not a problem.

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What is the floating floor product? Hardwood, laminate, vinyl?
The cut ends / edges will be covered with a trim piece so some chipping is not a problem.
Laminate / Megaloc by Classen , Made in Germany
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I would spring for a new plywood blade.
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I have used this blade with great success.

Around $100 USD.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EV5A3KW/?tag=cu0e-20

Worth resharpening after you are done with your flooring job. Makes an excellent finish blade.
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I have used this blade with great success.

Around $100 USD.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EV5A3KW/?tag=cu0e-20

Worth resharpening after you are done with your flooring job. Makes an excellent finish blade.
Not sure I would spend that much to cut laminate. In fact I am sure i wouldn't. The cut edges don't show. And if they do, you are installing it wrong. Buy a cheap plywood blade and pitch it. $10 for a 10" blade at big orange.
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I'd just use a multi purpose carbide blade. I've been using the same one for about 1200 sq ft of laminate floor and it's still going strong, with no chipping.

The finish on a laminate floor is very hard on blades.
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I'd just use a multi purpose carbide blade. I've been using the same one for about 1200 sq ft of laminate floor and it's still going strong, with no chipping.

The finish on a laminate floor is very hard on blades.
Thanks ... The Room is 25' L X 12' W.... With about 2 1/2' indent for a Doorway at one end..... Was told if we're doing the job right, any cut edges will be under the wall trim..
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If you do get chipping try flipping the piece over so the chipping will be on the back side.
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Thanks ... The Room is 25' L X 12' W.... With about 2 1/2' indent for a Doorway at one end..... Was told if we're doing the job right, any cut edges will be under the wall trim..
That's correct. Either the base moulding or the quarter round will cover the required gap between the floor and wall.

Just for information, if for some reason you want to be sure of no chipping, on a miter saw the blade cuts downward which makes a smooth cut, so cut with the piece face up.
If you use a circular saw you'd cut with the piece face down because the blade cuts in an upward direction.
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