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Best way to plane melamine chipboard
Aug 23rd, 2015, 10:11am
 
I'm using chipboard from an old kitchen unit to box in exposed pipework in my bathroom. My measuring was pretty spot on but then I found that near the floor the wall goes out of true and therefore is not quite perpendicular. I tried to plane the edge of the melamine chipboard to make it fit snug to the wall but it's as hard as hell. Admittedly, the plane I'm using is a cheap one and probably not up the job but is there an easier way to do it? Thanks.
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Re: Best way to plane melamine chipboard
Reply #1 - Aug 23rd, 2015, 11:40am
 
Try a surform or a rasp/course file
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Re: Best way to plane melamine chipboard
Reply #2 - Sep 27th, 2015, 4:10pm
 
Belt sander
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Re: Best way to plane melamine chipboard
Reply #3 - Oct 24th, 2016, 9:37am
 
Some of that stuff contains all sorts of junk like bits of wire. Don't use your best plane!
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Re: Best way to plane melamine chipboard
Reply #4 - Oct 24th, 2016, 4:10pm
 
The melamine itself is very hard and will quickly ruin a plane blade so, as has been advised, a belt sander is a good way of removing a small amount of material without ruining the melamine edge.
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