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Cutting melamine covered chipboard

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by kedsy, 11 Aug 2005.

  1. kedsy

    kedsy

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    I want to make a cabinet for Tv, DVD player , etc and am going to use melamine covered chipboard. Whats the best way to cut this stuff without roughing up the edges?

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  2. HOASAMU

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    HI THERE

    The best way is to mark up on the reverse and cut from that side

    this applies both to hand sawing it and ripping it with a power saw

    also you can mark up the melamine side with masking tape
    that can improve the finish aswell
     
  3. PowerTool

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    You can get good results (very little chipping of the laminate) with something like the Stanley JetCut-type of saw - recently cut a worktop from the top with one of these,and no visible break-out.
     
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