Plastic laminate edge banding – This is to cut thin sheets of plastic laminate, including using chain saws, routers, hand knives, dolphin-nosed tin snips and even office paper cutters. But the cut laminate-faced plywood, particle board or medium density fiber board without chipping requires a special blade and careful handling.
Cutting both thin sheet and particle backed plastic laminate edge banding without chipping. Attach special 60- to 80-tooth thin kerf carbide blades with high alternate top-bevel profile grind to your table saw. This will prevent material from slipping under the fence when cutting. Use a push bar to keep the material against the fence while feeding it through the saw at a steady pace.
Take the overhanging strip laminate from the edge of a newly surfaced countertop with a laminates care slitter. Adjust the fence to the desired width. Place the material through the slot in the tool with the fence against the edge of the laminate.
Place a small hand router fitted with an edge cutting bit on the impending laminate surface as an alternative to using a hand torn. Install a special downward cutting blade to a reciprocating saw before cutting laminates faced particle or MDF. Do irregular profile or circular incision on the laminate board with a pair of dolphin-nosed tin snips. Be extra careful not to cut a finger on the sharp edge of the plastic laminate edge banding when handling the material.