Jigsaw blade for Laminate Flooring

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Forum topic by patcollins posted 10-04-2013 03:35 PM 1147 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2013 03:35 PM

Going to be installing Pergo XP laminate flooring in my house and I have a couple of heating vents to cut out for. The best tool I can think of for this would be my jig saw and was wondering if anyone had a particular blade to recomend that won’t tear up the plank and will last long enough that I don’t have to keep changing blades for each cut, I hear laminate flooring is brutal to saw blades.

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#1 posted 10-04-2013 04:44 PM

I use bi-metal blades for that

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#2 posted 10-04-2013 06:14 PM

Make sure put the good side down when you cut. I think a router would be a better tool for this, if you make a template, but maybe you don’t have a router.

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#3 posted 10-04-2013 11:26 PM

There are jig saw blades that cut on the down stroke. They would limit chipout to the back of the flooring. Otherwise you can cut the flooring from the back, face side down. The bimetal or carbide grit blade will last longer over the usual blades. For a “couple” of vents, blade longevity shouldn’t be a problem.

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