What to cut Fiberboard panel at home?
The easiest tool for cutting PVC. But an unusual kitchen knife or a shoemaker’s knife is needed.
Its blade, while new, is very thin and sharp. And when it gets blunt, the blade can be replaced in a jiffy. By biting off a piece or inserting a new one. An ordinary knife is inconvenient, it cannot be sharpened quickly. Also, it won’t be as thin.
The molar knife has a limited capacity. It can only be used to cut a panel lengthwise. Of course, you can try to make a cross-cut and. But nothing good can come out of it.
How to cut a panel lengthwise? This is difficult to explain in the context of an article. However, the basic principle can be described.
The blade extends a short distance of 3 mm.
On the back of the panel, choose the place where the cut will be made.
Then we cut a strip, from rib to rib (we are talking about the internal ribs of the panel). A cut is made near the rib, then another cut is made near the neighboring one. The cuts are made along the entire length.
A strip of plastic falls out, a groove is formed.
Then with the same backside you need to make a shallow cut near the desired rib. And it can be used to break the body.
The molar knife has the virtues of being fast, silent, and simple. And its disadvantages are that you can only cut panels lengthwise.
Cutting laminated chipboard with a parquet knife.
The cause of chipping in this case is the impact of the cutting teeth, but not only in the direction of the kerf, but also on the opposite side. (The vibration from the power tool does not allow the parquet to be guided perfectly straight, which results in a misalignment of the blade relative to the kerf). The guide not only helps to keep the chipboard level, but also prevents splintering on the opposite side from the sawing direction. When selecting a saw blade for sawing laminated chipboard, the more teeth, the cleaner the kerf is.
Before processing furniture parts with the cutter it is necessary to saw them with a reserve of 3-5 millimeters on each side to be processed. Unlike the previous methods of sawing the hand router leaves behind a perfect surface. splintering is extremely rare and cuts are kept perpendicular. So far we have considered only straight sawing, but when it comes to sawing various kinds of circles and roundings, there is no alternative to the jigsaw and router. The disadvantages of using a cutter can include the need for skills to work with it. We will talk about them in other articles.
How to saw laminated chipboard without chips.
Before we talk about the absence of chips when sawing Laminated chipboard and decide what to saw with, let’s define what it means without chips? Everyone has his own attitude to the number of them after sawing, someone a lot, and someone and a dozen just right. Therefore, let’s consider not one, but three types of home cutting Laminated chipboard available, of which you can choose the most suitable. For obvious reasons we will not consider the use of expensive equipment designed for sawing laminated chipboard, this is the destiny of professionals. We are still fans of furniture making and therefore we will use the appropriate tool.
Here are three pieces, the upper one is sawn with an electric jigsaw, the middle one with a hand circular saw (parquet) and the lower one also sawn with a hand circular saw, but then trimmed with a hand router. Of course in each case it is possible to achieve different results, it all depends on the experience and skill. But in general, the capabilities of the equipment in question give roughly these results for chips on Laminated Particleboard.
Chipless chipboard with the jigsaw.
In this case three things allow to get more or less good results when sawing.
- Guide. It is not necessary to play with the electric jigsaw guide. A simple spirit level and two screw clamps will do.
- How to choose a jigsaw blade for laminated chipboard. The file scratches the laminate and the particle board with its teeth, so the finer the tooth, the more shallow the chips. And the speed of sawing is appropriate. The direction of the tooth upwards or downwards indicates only which side of the workpiece is more chipped, the first at the top and the second at the bottom.
- Control the sawing speed. If you feed the jigsaw too tightly, the saw will bend and move the kerf away from the workpiece and the kerf will not be perpendicular to the plane of the workpiece. After such sawing you don’t have to dream about the edge sticker.
Now let’s consider whether or not to “scratch” the laminate layer. This may help, but only if the following conditions are met. As the saw forms chips not only on these layers, but also and marginal layers of the chipboard, then accordingly “scratch” need to and them too. The width of the “scratched” line should correspond exactly to the thickness of the saw (if you make it narrower, it will stab, if you make it wider, it will leave a trace on the piece). Lines must be strictly one above the other and you must saw strictly along the line. Think about how realistic it is to do it at home with their own hands, and the answer about “scratching” will be obvious.
Sawing laminated chipboard with parquet.
The cause of chips in this case is the effect of the cutting teeth, but not only in the direction of the kerf, but also on the opposite side. (The vibration of the power tool does not allow to lead the parquet perfectly straight resulting in misalignment of the disk relative to the kerf). Not only does the guide rail keep the chipboard straight, it also prevents chips on the opposite side from the sawing direction. When choosing a saw blade for sawing laminated chipboard pay attention to the number of teeth, the more you have, the cleaner the kerf is.
Chipboard without chipping with a hand router.
Before machining furniture parts with the router, it is necessary to cut them with a reserve of 3-5 millimeters on each side to be machined. Unlike the previous methods of cutting, the manual cutter leaves behind a perfect surface. Chipping after such processing is rare, and at the same time, it turns out to keep the cut perpendicular. So far we have only considered straight-line sawing, but when it comes to sawing various kinds of circles and roundings, there is no alternative to the jigsaw and router. The disadvantages of using a router include the need for skills to work with it. We will talk about them in other articles.
Is it possible to saw with a chainsaw wood chipboard?
It should be noted multifunctionality in the work of a chainsaw, as it can be used to saw not only wood, but also foam blocks, aerated concrete, cinder block, chipboard, and even stone.
The saw blade is definitely blunted because there is glue in the chipboard. That is why in any case it is necessary to take a saw disk with big quantity of teeth (it will not be so warm). For a 200 mm blade, this number is 64.
What not to saw Particleboard
If the amount of work is large enough, and the quality requirements are not high, some masters advise to saw chipboard at home with a grinder (angle grinder, commonly called “angle grinder”). They use a blade designed for wood. To make cutting easier, a guide bar is clamped along the cutting line with the help of clamps. Sawing a chipboard using an angle grinder can sometimes be seen in the video.
Attention, it is important! This method is absolutely unacceptable, since there is a very high probability of injury at work, especially if the discs of large diameter and the grinder is removed from the protective cover.
Correct sawing Laminated chipboard: sawing Chipless chipboard, machine with your own hands
Particle board (Particleboard), and nowadays, mostly laminated (Laminated Particleboard). one of the main materials for making affordable furniture in the home workshop. This board is made from coniferous and deciduous wood materials, so it has qualities such as strength and ease of processing. But if not properly sawed, chipping of this material is possible. Therefore, before making furniture, you should find out how to properly cut Laminated Particleboard.
For this purpose you can even assemble yourself industrial equipment. nesting machine.
If you are faced with the question of sawing worktops, then do not be afraid, because it is quite possible to do it yourself. If there is an opportunity, it is better, of course, to use the services of professionals and take the material to be processed in the shop, where all work will be carried out on special equipment and of high quality.
In the case of sawing worktops at home, so that there are no chips, use a suitable tool. a jigsaw, adhering to the maximum accuracy and precision when working with the workpiece.