In different videos I see that normally people prefer to use laminate planks cutter to table saw or similar. Is it just their preference or because of saw dust and such produced during sawing?

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    Not an expert, but not producing saw dust allows you to use the cutter in the same room that you are working on.
    – sirjonsnow
    Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 14:52
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    It depends on what the product is. "Laminate planks" refers to a huge array of materials.
    – isherwood
    Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 19:15

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I do not use a laminate cutter. For some laminates I am able to score with a razor knife and a straight edge and then snap, for others I use a miter saw for cross cuts, a table saw for ripping lengthwise and a jigsaw to cut around closet openings and door openings.


A laminate cutter is faster, less messy, but there are scads of cheap ones that leave an ugly edge. Buy or rent a good one.

If you a saw, splurge on a new blade for it.

If you use a table saw to cut it, because the material is so thin, you can use a Circular saw (skil-saw) 7.25" blade in it. Get a carbide toothed one that is rated for cutting melamine. Laminate is basically MDf or HDF board. This is tough on sawblades.

In either case, you will find you get a cleaner cut if put masking tape on the cutline. Does not have to be good masking tape.

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