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post #1 of 4 Old 11-14-2017, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Best method for cutting melamine

I currently have a 4’x8’ bench with a melamine top. My plan is to not hit out and I set my table saw.

What is the best method to get a clean cut in the melamine, should I use a circular saw with a fine blade or maybe a router?

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-14-2017, 09:07 PM
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Any descent blade will cut melamine fine. It cuts very easily. It's not like cutting wood covered with formica.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-14-2017, 09:45 PM
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It was recommended that I use a triple chip blade for melamine but it just never was a very good blade for me, it still chipped a little. Back then I had special blades made which were negative hook blades, they cut the melamine with no chipping at all. Now days you can buy a fairly good negative hook blade fairly cheap.
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Cut good side down if using skill saw, if you have a table saw, score it first 1/8, it will min chips. (If 2 good sides are needed)

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