How and what to cut laminate - tool selection and nuances sawing laminate flooring

By Admin | Flooring And Floor Coverings
17 April 2016

came to taste the many - it is very practical and beautiful this inexpensive floor material.That's just not everyone turns neatly cut off from it equal pieces.A cut is necessary, and repeatedly - in the end of each row, at least.So how and what to cut laminate line to cut pleasing to the eye - look at the methods and tools that can be used for sawing laminate.

How and what to cut laminate


  1. Take in the hands hacksaw
  2. We arm an electric jigsaw
  3. Circular Saw - requires experience
  4. cutter designed specifically for cutting laminate

Take in the hands

Laminate hacksaw hacksaw, of course, cut, but it is not very suitable for such work.After the teeth have handsaw designed for woodworking, eerily large, and the top film of the floor covering so thin.That and look - remain from these unsightly teeth marks.Yes, and a hacksaw to cut the laminate structure of the pressed hard.The hands get tired.

To get a good result, armed with a hacksaw with fine teeth.For example, Sawback designed for cutting metal, it may be appropriate.Scola on the cut can be avoided, but a hacksaw to cut fine teeth will be more difficult than a tool for woodworking.However, if you do not intend to cut the laminate in large quantities, this method is suitable.The quality of the cut is certainly not perfect, but quite tolerable.

And here is the promised little tricks: before you cut, stick to this place a piece of masking tape.If you do so, the chips on the cut are formed.Moreover, the board should be put laminate Exterior up.And to cut it turned Gorny and clean, hacksaw should have small frequent teeth.

Since laminate is compressed by means of special mechanisms, then, of course, and it is better not to cut by hand and power tools.

Reciprocating Saw
For example, it is well suited elektronozhovka (reciprocating saw) that are increasingly used handyman.We arm

electric jigsaw

Well, if your home has a jigsaw fitted for sawing wood surfaces.

use this tool - the best option.

Before you cut, pencil note the cut line, and then a knife or awl thinned film laminated cover.Now hardly stifle the board (face down).

rotation speed of the power should be high.You should try to cut quite smoothly without jerking jigsaw, lest chips.Be accustomed, it is possible to quickly and accurately saw laminate planks.And the excellent result obtained by sawing both along and across the board.It seems that the answer to the question, the better the cut laminate, clear - of course jigsaw.

Video: How to cut electric jigsaw without chipping

Circular Saw - requires experience

And, you can cut it laminate circular saw, equipping her drive to work on metal.Thus prepared to put the saw cut and marked the board on any flat surface.The laminated film should not be below as working with a jigsaw, as above.Slowly and smoothly moving disk "conveyers" along the line of the cut, get a smooth surface and high-quality cutting.During operation the disc is not stuck in the laminate.

But those who have never picked up a similar instrument, the habit will be hard.It is necessary to put a lot of effort and effort to achieve the desired result.Having acquired skill over time, it will be possible to cut the laminate rapidly and efficiently.But this process requires patience.

Circular Saw
If you have not sawed this tool other materials, it is better to give preference in favor of the jigsaw.

cutter designed specifically for cutting laminate

This is a bit like a guillotine cutter.Sharp knife descends from above, immediately cut laminate like butter.Line cut turns out perfect and most accurate.That's just cut this tool can only across the boards.And if you need to cut it along the floorboard, then again we turn to one of the methods described above.

In addition, such a cutter is very expensive, so buying it may be beneficial only to professionals who are engaged in laying laminate on a continuous basis.If you just want to change the floor in a pair of rooms in the apartment, it is unlikely that you will not make the purchase.

Important: for any better way to measure several times, and even cut - then.As a rule, laminate buy a little more than getting on settlements.It takes into account that some boards have to be cut, and then stitch them correctly.

Video: Cutter for laminate

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