This question must have come up before, though my search through the
archives wasn't fruitful.
I'm installing glueless laminated flooring in my living room today.
After laying down 15 rows of planks, I have about a 2 1/2 inch gap to
finish the job. The obvious thing to do would be to rip the planks,
use 2 1/2 inches of it and throw away the remaining 9 inches. Once I
cut the board, of course, the 9 inch off-cut doesn't have the
propritary snap-lock edge routed into it.
Being the cheapskate that I am, I can't help wondering whether I could
buy the bit to route (or otherwise improvise)that special joint into
the off-cut pieces and save myself about $50 in wasted planks.
Actually, multiplying bu the number of other rooms I'll be getting to
soon, it has the prospet to save $300 in waste.
Has anyone tried this? Any reports on success or failure? Maybe a
special router bit I could buy purpose made for this job? Your
insights would be appreciated.