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i have located some formica laminate that is 4 ftx 9ft. for 10 bucks a sheet.

it is older patterns and not pretty colors, but would make great router tables.

problem is, my truck is a chevy suburban. i can haul 4 x 8 sheets of plywood in the back. but id have to cut 4 x 9 sheets of laminate to 8 feet.

i have an 18 volt dewalt angle grinder. would that cut it and if so what blade would you use. i have a metal blade and a diamond blade for concrete. would either work or would i need another blade?

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Don't you have a tailgate that goes down?
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in a suburban?? no, its a big suv and you cant leave the hatch up for 30 miles. i messed up 1 hatch with a Christmas tree.

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I think you can roll up the laminate into a loose roll.
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hi Sean, i wondered about that, just wasnt sure. also i didnt want to drive that far and not be able to bring it back.

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One of the best ways to cut laminate is by scoring and snapping. You need a tungsten tipped scorer, a straight edge, and a flat surface. Only takes a few minutes and doesn't leave any mess.
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Levon,

I don't know about the grinder but when I bought my Formica laminate for my TS they rolled it up and handed it to me to take home.

That's one *heck* of a great price, my friend! Up here in Alaska Formica brand costs over $100/sheet. Congratulations! You got the deal of the year!!

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Roll it, take to the house, unroll it in a warm place and lay it flat..go to bed..all will be right with the world in the morning..been there, done that, got the "T" shirt..
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hey Jim,

i did say that the colors and patterns were ugly,lol and im sure there are blemishes in it.
but i figure i cant beat the price. i would love to build another table in the future.

i also have some large pieces of lexan that were signs, i think they are about 3 ft by 8 ft. they also would make a nice slick top.

thanks to all who answered, i guess roll it will be the answer.

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btw, i talked to a contractor tonite that does a lot of work in kitchens .
he told me to use a angle grinder with a thin blade? lol

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