No more melamine chipout

I was having lots of trouble with chipout on melamine-faced particleboard while building drawers for kitchen cabines. I had bought a new blade for the task, a 100 tooth Oldham finishing blade advertized as good for plywood and plastics, etc.
I finally broke down an bought a new Freud TK806L Thin Kerf Laminate/Melamine and Laminate Flooring Blade. Wow, it's truly amazing!!! Absolutely zero chipout. The teeth have a triple chip grind and a negative 5 degree hook angle.
I wish I'd discovered this blade BEFORE I'd cut most of the panels!
Now the question: how can blade design make this radical a difference?
Steve
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I agree. I bought that Freud blade a few months ago and I sure wish I had done it sooner.
Saves a lot of frustration with melamine and hardwood veneered plywood chipout. What is the point of paying $60 for a sheet of plywood and then tearing the hell out of it?
Lou

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The triple chip grind is ideal for particleboard and other similar types of composites, and the negative hook angle helps control chipout.
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Pretty amazing, huh? I've got a Freud double sided melamine blade that also gives zero chipout, and an SD508 dado set that also gives totally chip-free cuts in melamine. Every time I make a cut with those blades I'm in awe.
Dave
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On the NYW episode on making a kitchen pantry, Nahm talks about the differences in a blade made for use on Melamine. He explained that every third or fourth tooth on the blade is set a little higher on one edge or the other. The higher tooth hits the melamine first and scores the surface, effectively eliminating chipout.
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