Nov. 04th, 2017 - The Best Replacement Blades for 2017? ...and that should be answered here: Futhermore what type of blade should you use to cut laminate flooring? Does a carbide blade really wear out within a single (250-400 sq ft) job?
Laminate boards consist of several layers of plastic and compacted sawdust and mostly - at the end of each laminate cutting job - the blade is shot from cutting the hard laminate and - you might think - whether a hardi board blade might fair better? These are important questions.
The simple answer is a 60 tooth carbide blade, and plan on a re-grind after every job... or sooner. Expensive blades or melamine blades are no better and no longer lasting. It's not the hardness that causes the wear. The board and the melamine layers are abrasive and wear away the edges. The top layer of laminate flooring is aluminum oxide impregnated melamine. Finer grain, but yes, aluminum oxide is the same stuff used to make sandpaper.
The real deal is that most cut edges are hidden with moldings when the job is complete, so clean cuts are secondary. The sharp blades cut faster and are safer to use. Because of this you may find a 40 tooth blade is satisfactory and less expensive to buy. The blade should pass through the top wear layer and into the core, so blade rotation and plank orientation are important....use a circular saw and jig saw to cut laminate flooring.
The main reason is that the blades are much cheaper. If you cut it with the good side down, that also minimizes chipping. We believe the Dewalt yellow thin kerf blades.
You only get a couple of average jobs out of them, but they don't cost you as much either.
Tougher carbide blade with an anti-stick coating. It stays sharper longerand minimizes friction and gum-up for smoother cuts. Perfect for fast and smooth cutting action. Also ribbed heat vents allows the blade to run cooler, reducing blade flexing and binding. Never get a used one.
This is the fitting Exchange-a-Blade for the 2100005 9-Inch Laminate Flooring Cutter, which is in our top5 list on 2nd and It will come in a protective sheath.
Made of solid hi-speed steel, these blades will outlast a couple of chop saw blades. Perfect to cut flooring, siding and roofing with only one blade. The blade is especially hardened for laminate and hardwood products. Bolt firmly to the machine to ensure straight and clean cutting.
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