Cutting melamine sheets

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by ukjon10, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ukjon10

    ukjon10 New Member


    I am looking for the best way to cut a memamine sheet, which has a MDF core and prefinished melamine on both sides.
    I am wanting to lip the cut edge with an iron on edge.

    Can you help with what the best way of cutting the sheet with out chipping the melamine on either side.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. snezza31

    snezza31 New Member

    Cut it slightly oversize and finish it to the exact size with a Router and a straight edge. You will then get a perfect machine finish with no chipping on either edge.

  3. timber ninja

    timber ninja Member

    get me to cut it with my shiney new festool. . . . :)
  4. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heeelllooo and welcome ukjon10

    tecknically its melimane faced board
    some sheds do a cutting service at 50p a cut so cut multiple sheets at once so get value for money
    what saws or tools do you have at your disposal
  5. ukjon10

    ukjon10 New Member

    Cheers big all

    I have circular saw, router,jigsaw etc.
    I was looking at purchasing a plunge saw, would this cut the sheeting with little chipping?
    If so which is the prefered saw on the market?

    Many thanks
  6. balchy

    balchy Member

    Snezza has given you the correct answer, follow his advice. A skill saw will NEVER acheive as good a finish as a router :)
  7. big all

    big all Screwfix Select


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