Can you please tell me what tools work best to cut a laminate flooring plank to a narrower size and so that the cut is perfectly straight?

Kind regards.

  • Do you mean thinner (less raised off the floor) or narrower (not as wide when looking down at it)?
    – bib
    Nov 15, 2016 at 13:21
  • I meant not as wide when looking down at it.
    – GerritNel
    Nov 15, 2016 at 13:33
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    Table Saw. It's really the only tool you should use for this type of cut. Nov 15, 2016 at 13:35
  • I tried to cut the laminate flooring plank with a jigsaw and it did NOT want to cut even close to a straight line. I used another laminate flooring plank clamped to the laminate flooring plank i want to cut and my measurements were all very accurate and i used a special laminate blade in my jigsaw BUT still it did not want to cut a straight line.
    – GerritNel
    Nov 15, 2016 at 13:41
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    A table saw is expensive and requires experience to use safely.There are small and low 'table' saws available at Home Depot (maybe for rent) which are designed specifically for the cuts needed in installing flooring, both cross and lengthwise. The type I have seen has a circular blade of maybe 5 inches diameter and one uses it on the floor so that it is easy for one person to keep the piece flat on the saw without roller supports. Nov 15, 2016 at 15:01

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Use a flooring saw like this type Skill Flooring Saw. Much much safer and easier to use than a table saw. Look at the video in the link.


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