How to cut cornice without chewing up the edges?

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  1. Dazzathedrummer

    Dazzathedrummer

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to fit a new cornice in my kitchen. I'm using a mini chop saw (cuts up to 150mm) that I got from B&Q but the edges are looking like this...
    IMG_3428.jpg

    ...how can I prevent this? ...am I cutting from the wrong side? ...do I need a finer disc?

    thanks,
    Darren
     
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  3. JobAndKnock

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    Looks like you need a sharper blade, preferably with a lot more teeth. The other thing is that when you have completed the cut hold the saw head in the down position, switch it off and let it run down to a stop before raising it. Doing the cut and raising the head with the blade still spinning can also sometimes cause spelching
     
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    Looks like you cut the right hand piece from the wrong side.
     
  5. Notch7

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    Thats what I thought -it looks like the plastic face was against the fence so there is no chip breaker and the plastic is getting caught.
     
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    wrap tape around the cornice before cutting it
     
  8. blup

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    A mechanical mitre saw like this, cutting through the laminate to reduce breakout:

    [​IMG]

    Blup
     
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    Blob of colour fill will help disguise poor cuts.
     
  10. bobsuerita

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    cut from the back
    also what blade have you got needs too be 40 plus teeth
    as above i still use my old nobex for cornice and pelmit

    oh and nothing better than white gloss for a novice
     
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