I'm putting in a laminate floor (Pergo Type). One plank measures
8.0" in width. I'll be using a portable parting saw which takes a
12" blade.What type blade would be best for cutting the laminate
planks? I've noticed carbide, diamond, and standard tooth saw
blades. Also tooth per inch would be helpful.
Don't use an expensive saw blade! my son used my best blade to cut his
laminate floor on my table saw and ruined it! I had to get it sharpened! use
the cheapest carbide blade with roughly 4 teeth per inch for a nice clean
Carbide is a must. Any modest priced cross cutting blade will do. After
the job is done, it will have to be sharpened. Laminate is very tough on
blades. Do not waste your money on a steel blade as it will be junk after
just a few cuts.
Get the cheapest blade with carbide tips you can find. If you have a lot of
flooring get 2. It's hell on blades. Plan to toss it when you're done. It
won't cut wood - from experience. I ruined a very nice blade like this when
I put my floor in.
Why toss it? My DeWalt blade that came with my miter saw was used for a
laminate job. After the job was done, it barely cut a 2" wide pine board. I
sent it to Ridge Carbide and had it sharpened for about $15 and it cuts
better than when it was new. A mid-priced blade will do the job and can be
made to work well again.
Ridge Carbides website is down for rebuilding
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just got done doing laminent in my bathroom and screwed up T.S. Blade
and Miter Box blade.
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