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Old 03-07-2020, 02:49 PM   #1
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Laminate Floor Installing


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Can anyone give me their thoughts on the best tool for cutting 1/2" laminate flooring. I have used a compound miter saw in the past. Just curious as to what is out there that may be quicker.
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Old 03-07-2020, 03:40 PM   #2
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we just got done putting down 550 sq ft and used a dewalt battery circular saw.

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It depends on how the material is made I have a guillotine cutter that I can keep on the floor next to me, Hey small chop box might help your project go quicker.
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I saw a guillotine type cutter at the recent stone show in Vegas. Much faster and cleaner than any saw. Sorry, no pics or names.
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When doing laminate I use a table saw with dust collection for everything. Rips and cross cuts.
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I use the skill saw.
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flooring shear all the way on your cross cuts against the wall. you can set it up right beside you and save a lot of trips or dust in the house.
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Flooring shear for all end cuts. Rips and misc cuts tablesaw and jigsaw. Adding the flooring shear for larger flooring jobs is a real time saver. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PXPLSHY...osi&th=1&psc=1
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I looked at the shear to do a few bathrooms for lvt. But didn't see enough value especially on a small floor.

I use a utility knife score and snap for the most part. Need to score both sides on the heavy stuff.

Last laminate job was for a condo rental, mine, so dust didn't matter so much.

Maybe on the next one...

How does that cutter work on lvt?

Can the blades be changed? Or just buy a new one?
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Yes you can sharpen and replace blades. It included a little sharpening stone. Works great on lvl also. After owning it I have to kick myself for how much laminate I've installed without it.
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I use vct cutter for cutting lvp and lvt. It works great for that. I havenít ever tried it on laminate.
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DSC, is what brand of flooring shear do you have?
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I have a bullet shear
replaceable blade, and hone to touch it up
cuts hardie siding and laminate flooring like butter

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DSC, is what brand of flooring shear do you have?
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