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Verticla panel saw blade and scoring6/3/16
We do architectural woodworking around here and have a Putsch Meniconi panel saw that is about 20 years old. I have tried to replace it several times but have not found anything close to it in quality and structure.
It has a scoring unit that is the knife style since this is a vertical saw. We have never used it much because with a sharp blade it cuts beautifully. But we have been doing more and more melamine, not a fan but that’s another topic. I need to know what a really quality blade for a machine like this or even someone with that machine that is cutting two sided melamine with or without the scoring unit.
Are there any secrets to getting the scoring blades to work properly, how sharp should they be? Mine are set up to dive into the materials point first sitting in a fixture like a diamond. The scoring unit has awesome adjustments we have just never really used it much, but that is changing now. I am sure there is a way with the scoring unit and proper blade to get very nice cuts off this saw. I have been very pleased over the years with it.
If you have knowledge please share the scoring setup technique as well as he exact blade used.
I thank all in advance and hope everyone is doing well and staying busy.
D. John Bishop
When I was at a shop that had a panel saw we had a hollow ground type blade on it. They did mostly melamine boxes. It worked great until it didn't. The wearing out happened very suddenly. You would get about 2 weeks out of the blade that was perfect and then within two sheets the cut turned to crap. So if you are buying, get 2.