As a simple method of eliminating cracking or chipping Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard and SlatWall, installing your saw blade in the reverse direction is recommended. Coarse-toothed blades should be avoided for best results. Alternatively, concrete/ masonry blades can be used. For all blades, apply smooth even pressure to the product when completing the cut.
Here are some examples of widely available blades we recommend.
|Dewalt 12" - 80T Precision Trim Saw Blade||DW3232PT|
|AvantiPro 12" - 80T Fine Finish Saw Blade||P128080PP|
|Dewalt 6 1/2" - 90T Construction Saw Blade||DW9153|
|Makita 7 1/2" - 40T Carbide Tipped Saw Blade||A-90629|
|Makita 6 1/2" - 44T Carbide Tipped Fine Crosscutting Saw Blade||A-98360|
|Diablo 7 1/4" - 60T Carbide Tipped Ultra Finish Saw Blade||D0760|
In cold weather, move the saw through the material slowly to prevent chipping or cracking. Performing a test cut will allow you to confirm the performance of your cutting tool without impacting your project.
If holes are required for things like electrical boxes, lights, taps, etc., it is recommended to use a jigsaw, oscillating saw or hole saw to cut out the shape. Here are some widely available options we recommend
|Bosch Basic for Metal-Thin Jig Saw Blade with 17-24 TPI||T118A|
|Diablo Bi-metal General Purpose Jig Saw Blade with 5/10 TPI||DJT345XF|
|Dewalt HCS Clean Cut (Wood) Jig Saw Blade with 10 TPI||DW3760H|
|Milwaukee 3” Diameter Hole Dozer Hole Saw Blade with Arbor||49-56-9670|
|Milwaukee Universal Fit Oscillating saw Blade||48-90-1231|
Square cut-outs should be made following the steps below.
1. Measure the location of the opening on the wall.
2. Mark the perimeter of your opening on the panel.
3. Drill a 1/2” hole in the corner of the required opening.
Insert the blade into the hole and proceed to cut out along your marked lines. If performing this cut after the panel has been installed, ensure the space behind the area to be cut is free of obstructions, electrical wires, plumbing or any other object.