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How to Cut Lengthways with a Laminate Floor Cutter?

How to cut lengthways with a laminate floor cutter

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cutting laminate down the length Before starting to cut laminate it is best to know what you are doing so that you don’t waste any material. In this guide we walk you through how to cut laminate lengthways:
lay on sturdy surface

Step 1 – Stabilise cutter

Make sure the laminate floor cutter is placed on a sturdy surface.

measuring laminate

Step 2 – Measure and mark

Measure and mark the piece of laminate to be cut.

remove board and lock for length cuts Remove the board stopper and angle lock if present. These should unscrew and be removed easily. 
place laminate on cutter

Step 3 – Insert laminate

Lift the blade and place the laminate, finished side up. 

blade placement on laminate floor cutter

Step 4 – Align laminate

Align the marking on the board with the edge of the blade. It is important that you have the side to be used on the outside of the blade. The sliver the blade removes must be taken into consideration.

hold board with one hand, handle with other

Step 5 – Begin cut

Hold the laminate with one hand and the handle with the other. 

lower blade all the way Lower the blade all the way. 
push board forwards

Step 6 – Adjust and begin second cut

Lift the blade and push the laminate forward, as far as the incision will allow. Lower the blade again

lift, push, lower until complete Repeat the lift, push and lower motion, until you reach the end of the piece.
Remember that once the board has been cut, one side of the tongue and groove will be gone. So these pieces will have to be placed on the outside.

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