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Forum topic by lilredweldingrod posted 09-08-2011 09:58 PM 1313 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lilredweldingrod

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09-08-2011 09:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question melamine

I have a brand new Freud Diablo 60 tooth combo blade in my saw. Both cuts long ways in Melamine are perfect, but both short way cuts are ragged.

I used the fence for the long cuts and my EB-3 for the short cuts. I used a ZCI on all cuts. Any ideas?

Is there something in the way the MDF is coated with the Melamine like a grain in the dried stuff that would cause this?

I’m at a loss on this one.

Edit:

Heres a pic.


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Max

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 10:01 PM

Sounds almost like the EB-3 is not square to the blade causing the blade to create the chipping or rough cut..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 10:20 PM

Yep

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 10:30 PM

Ditto to the above.
Melamine needs a perfect pass to keep the back side of the blade from “rubbing” and making chips.
I use the Freud Industrial laminate/melamine blade. It does a great job.
Look for a blade with a TCG negative rake or a HATB with a negative rake. Both these designs reduce chipping.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 10:37 PM

Thanks, I’ll double check the EB-3.

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 10:49 PM

Is that why it’s raining so much?? I’ve cut up about 20 sheets of the stuff the past few days. Almond non the less. That color is probably the devil’s offspring…....

Oh well, it’s fast and easy. Sometimes that’s all the client wants.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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lilredweldingrod

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 12:00 AM

Gary, Now the truth will out! It’s all your fault for cutting almond. That stuff is powerful! It even moves against the wind and all prevailing weather systems. lol

Well, I followed every ones advice. I checked out the EB-3 and found the screw on the left side loose. The same one David found on his visit last year. I have been checking it periodically. I also had a tiny bit of wear on the miter slot rail and I tightened the taper screws less then 1/4 turn. I cut some scrap Melamine and got a clean cut with the EB-3 and I even pulled it back by the blade just for good measure.

If I keep hanging out here I might get as smart as you guys one day. lol Thanks again for the advice.

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#7 posted 09-09-2011 12:12 AM

yea rand …its the eb-3…....so sorry amigo ..it does not look good, but i agree with what was said about the melamine anyway…evil stuff…......if you keep using it, you will be the one going around and lifting your leg and peeing on your own wood work, you wont need the dog…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 09-09-2011 12:25 AM

Well, that was easily nailed and solved!

Sounds like you need some of that Loc-tite stuff that stops nuts / screws from loosening… A tip that I also got from David…

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 09-09-2011 12:31 AM

Gee Grizz, An here I thought all along that was the 40 mg Lasik. Now my dog is lying to me too. sheesh. Does Melamine make dogs lie? He stills sits though. Come to think of it, he just sits and looks at me real funny like. hmmmm

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#10 posted 09-09-2011 12:44 AM

Googled EB3 and finally figured out what you guys are talking about….....so you know how much help I am…..(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 09-09-2011 12:47 AM

Was it the eb3 or ????

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#12 posted 09-09-2011 01:08 AM

what can i say but ….

yes
yes
yes
yes

not sure (trunnion)

everyone is right so far

and a big YES
to whatever david
said
when he was there

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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lilredweldingrod

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#13 posted 09-09-2011 01:55 AM

rookie, this is an EB-3 by Osbourne.

The nut that soosened up is under the flip-stop.

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#14 posted 09-09-2011 03:50 AM

Now I know why I had the same trouble cutting that stuff. Lined a boat head (bathroom). lucky that I had battens around the edges. eh…?

-- stratman

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rance

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#15 posted 09-09-2011 06:21 AM

So the word is out. Rand has a loose screw. Old news for some folks I guess.

>“Does Melamine make dogs lie?”

Only sleeping dogs.

>“He stills sits though. Come to think of it, he just sits and looks at me real funny like. hmmmm”

Because he knows you have a loose screw.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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