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The patented ratcheting blade design easily feeds laminate planks through the blades and cuts planks up to 12 mm thick to any length and angle, wit h or without attached padding. FloorBoar Laminate Floor Cutter comes packaged in an eye-catching colorful, consumer friendly box under the main brand FloorBoar.
Cuts all brands of Laminate up to 12mm thick
Dual 48 tooth hardened steel blades
Innovative ratcheting blade rotation
Extended handle for increased leverage
Solid steel reinforced base for stability
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14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Not the right tool for the job.Nov 23, 2010
By Guillaume Normand
The Amazon price is higher than your local Home Depot where it can be purchased for 69.95.
The tool itself is well constructed and made with quality components from what I could judge during the short time I owned it.
The concept is interesting but not very well executed. The tool is not engineered to auto-feed the planks as you cut them. As a result you always find yourself having to push the plank as you cut it - the ratcheting action of the wrench does not work too well in that regard. This can be awkward as there are no anchoring holes provided in the base. As a result you cannot fasten the tool to a workbench. If the tool was designed to be operated resting on the floor, it does not provide a very comfortable or safe position.
In addition, some brands like Pergo and Swiftlock offer laminate flooring with a foam backing. These types of laminate planks will not cut cleanly with this tool and the edges will look ragged.
Finally it takes a long time to do a single accurate cut. The difference with this tool and an electric saw is minutes versus seconds. A saw will produce dust but if operated outside with a collecting dust bag it is not an issue. This tool will not make fine dust, but will make a mess nonetheless. So if you are thinking about operating this tool in the room where you are installing your flooring I would urge you to reconsider or find out the hard way ;-)
All in all after performing three cuts with this tool I thought to myself there ought to be a better way. So I returned it and bought an electric miter saw with a laser beam. It cost a little more ( at Home Depot anyway - the one I got is the same price listed here at Amazon Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRTS1342L 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw with Laser) but my cuts are very accurate and very fast. Using a miter saw I am even faster than using a table saw.
The advantage of using a miter saw is that I will also be able to use it for cutting those baseboards at 45 degrees accurately and very fast. This tool does only one job and not very well at that.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Not EasyJun 01, 2011
By Arthur H. Moore
The problem is to get it to be accurate. Hard to line it up and cut a straight line. If you don't start it just right it will go off and you just can't push it over to get it back on the line. Since I have had it for a long time and I have been trying to get some use out of it. I would forget this one it's not worth the trouble.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Worked well on 3 jobsJan 22, 2012
I'm a bit surprised at the less than stellar reviews on this. The only thing I can agree on is that yes, it isn't as fast as a miter saw. But then you will be buying a new blade for your saw after one job of cutting laminate. Who cares if the edges are jagged? They are never seen under baseboard or door jambs. I found the cuts to be very accurate following the lines on the base. I set mine up on sawhorses and a plank and it was very stable. Now here is where I think it really shines. Are you a night owl? The only sound YOU will here is the ratcheting motion. You can cut all night and not keep anyone awake. I went halvies with a friend on this. He did 2 bathrooms of Allure flooring and I did one with laminate THAT HAD THE PAD ATTACHED, and had no problems. Yes, you will have a bit of a mess because the boar actually cuts a 1/4" strip along with small chunks between it's 2 blades. I found this much easier to clean up than sawdust in the house. So the big thing to ask yourself is "How fast do I want to get this done?"
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
poor handle qualitySep 09, 2012
the handle broke 30 minutes after we started using it cannot get anyone to contact me back for replacement wish someone could tell me how to get this thing replaced
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Broke down 1/3 into the projectAug 01, 2012
This is a very well designed manual tool, but very poor quality.
It could have been amazing if the manufacturer actually make it with a slightly better quality metal.
I wasn't expecting power tool results or a stationary power tool results, I just needed it to finish my project of 550 sq. ft.
The crank started skipping and not cutting one third into my project. I was only using it on a 7mm laminate from home depot.
I only got 200 square feet before it died on me. What a hassle.
Don't waste your money and precious time, just get the $160 power tool as it is worth the investment, otherwise pay someone to do it and save yourself the headache.
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