Re: Abrasive blades for ripping laminate flooring
Yes, it will work fine, if you like the look and smell of smoke and burned boards. Let me ask you this, when you want to cut a piece of paper, do you use an eraser or do you use a sharp edged object?
Blade Selection 101:
Determine the type of material you are trying to cut.
1 - If it is wood, you need a sharp toothed blade,
2 - if metal, you need a special abrasive blade for that specific type of metal (ferris or non-ferris ).
3 - If it is composite, concrete, formica, corian, there is a blade type that is made for these materials.
If you are cutting wood, are you cross cutting (across the grain ) or ripping (with the grain )?
1 - For a good cut in general, you need a sharp blade. For minimal tear-out, especially for cross-cutting, you want more teeth, for ripping you want fewer teeth.
What kind of saw are you using?
1 - Battery powered saws typically cut better and last longer with finer blades (more teeth )
2 - Electric saws usually have enough torque that tooth count matters less, however tooth count will still affect cut quality, as will sharpness of the blade.
Warning! Dull blades are dangerous. PERIOD! They cause more friction and heat, which warps the blade and causes kick-back. A good blade will always produce a better cut. The higher quality the blade, the better the saw will work and the better the finished cut will be.
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