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Offline Jhallawayco

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Cutting melamine
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:02 PM »
I have a TS 55 circular saw. Which blade is best for melamine?

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Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: Cutting melamine
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 08:10 PM »
I use the 496309 blade.  The 495377 works but doesn't hold up as long.  I've has really good results with the 309.  The melamine is really hard on blades.  My last job it took 2 blades to break down 14 sheets of 3/4 melamine.

Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: Cutting melamine
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 08:00 AM »
+1 (I have the TS75 version).  The blade has held up for several hundred linear feet of cuts of melamine thus far without needing to be resharpened.

I use the 496309 blade.  The 495377 works but doesn't hold up as long.  I've has really good results with the 309.  The melamine is really hard on blades.  My last job it took 2 blades to break down 14 sheets of 3/4 melamine.
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Offline eddomak

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Re: Cutting melamine
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 10:29 PM »
I deal a lot with melamine as well, but on the TS55. Depending on the reasons for your question, if it is to prevent chip out - I have found an initial score cut (2mm depth), followed by the full depth cut has really helped in preventing chip-out on the cut line.