I've done my fair share of retail cabinets/counters with this stuff in the past. I'd suggest that you stick with a brazed carbide router bit or possibly a replaceable tip carbide bit - this is because the stuff is extremely aggressive and tends to burn grooves in your cutters fairly easily. In turn that means that you'll need to move the cutter up or down a bit from time to time to even out cutter wear
Router speed is same as normal for laminate and feed rate same as you'd normally use
A couple of other points worth noting; this stuff can take on a heck of a curl, especially if it has been stored badly (even if only tightly rolled for a day or two in transit). It may be necessary to unroll it and flatten it out between two sheets of plywood and some weights in really bad cases. Also when you spread the adhesive on it make sure that you put enough adhesive on - don't be stingy! I've found with some aminates it may be necessary to lay down a thin skin of contact adhesive, let that dry then put on a second coat to prevent it curling up off the carcassing - you don't know whether this is needed until you start laying down the laminate, I'm afraid. I'm not keen on using water-based adhesives with it because I don't think they have the holding power of solvent-based contact adhesives (saying that it may be all you can get). The other point is about marring. I've found metal laminates to be a lot worse than even high gloss solid colours for this, so protect your surfaces with a layer of 2in or 3in masking tape when trimming it and finish with a fine-cut hand file. Leave the protective plastic on until the very last minute and vacuum off dust frequently - even the dust produced by trimming it can scratch unprotected surfaces because it contains sharp metal strands and metal dust particles
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Last edited by Phil P; 11-22-2014 at 07:42 AM.