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  • Which side to cut laminate flooring

    I'm installing laminate flooring and have a 10" SCMS for the cross cuts and a circular saw for the final rip cuts. The laminate is 8 1/4" wide.

    Which side up do I cut the laminate for these saws?

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    Re: Which side to cut laminate flooring

    Originally posted by Gatordogs2 View Post
    I'm installing laminate flooring and have a 10" SCMS for the cross cuts and a circular saw for the final rip cuts. The laminate is 8 1/4" wide.

    Which side up do I cut the laminate for these saws?
    On the table saw right side up and on the CMS right side down. But it really does not matter that much is chipping is minimal and the trim will cover it.
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      Re: Which side to cut laminate flooring

      I figure it out this way. Rotate the blade in your mind the same direction it turns on the saw. Position the piece to be cut so the teeth enter the 'good' side and exit the 'bad' side.

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        Re: Which side to cut laminate flooring

        I'm with Wbrooks. Make sure the teeth hit the good side and you shouldn't have any issues with chipping. If you're going to be putting baseboards or quarter round over the floor then I wouldn't worry about chipping as the boards/quarter round will hide it anyway. Especially if you're using a laminate blade for the cutting.
        No, the half of the missing finger was not power tool related.

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