Need help Cutting Malamine for track runners

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Forum topic by Jake posted 04-30-2009 08:26 PM 1002 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-30-2009 08:26 PM

What’s the best way to cut track runners on the top surface of Malamine? Should I use a router or Dado blade and should I tape off the area to reduce chipping? Thanks.

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 09:10 PM

A good dado blade and blue painters tape. Also, you might want to try scoring the cut line with a utility knife before cutting. Good luck

-- Rick

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 12:16 AM

Thanks for the info. I will give it my best shot.

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 04:41 AM

I had used a router for my router table, there was a some chiping. If you use a router, don’t go too deep in a pass.

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#4 posted 05-02-2009 04:52 AM

I go with Barry. Use a negative angle saw blade. They are made for that purpose.

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#5 posted 05-03-2009 05:10 AM

I think I will try the negative angle blade. Thanks again.

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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#6 posted 05-03-2009 05:11 AM

Good luck may the chip be with out you. ....weird

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