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?