04:42PM | 11/03/01
Member Since: 10/20/01
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I bought a 4x8 sheet of formica laminate and I need to rip a few 15 inch sections and I was wondering how tough it will be to rip the sheet on my table saw with an 80T blade?

Any tips?


11:51AM | 11/04/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
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Cut the laminate face up. Make sure that you have your fence tight to the table top, so the laminate does not slip underneath it. Also if you have a zero clearance table insert it will help alot.

Mark Hammond

01:44PM | 11/10/01
Member Since: 05/09/01
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You can do exactly what DH suggested but remember that the tolerances for most cuts are not that exact because you will normally have to trim any laminate when installing. It can be tough to cut on a table saw only because in large sheets it is hard to hold in place. It can be slippery. A carbide scoring knife can be used to rough cut it to make it easier to handle on the saw....Mark Hammond


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