Chip Wade provides step-by-step instructions for installing a laminate floor with a NEW Dremel Saw-Max Tool

Chip Wade provides step-by-step instructions for installing a laminate floor with a NEW Dremel Saw-Max Tool

A NEW “Tackling America’s To Do  List” monthly video with Chip Wade (expert craftsman and cast member of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal: The Block” and “Designed to Sell” ) is out!  In this new video, Chip takes you step-by-step though laying laminate floors.  Chip uses the Dremel® brand to make it easy and a job even I could complete!

Chip is highlighting the BRAND NEW Dremel® Saw-Maxthat’s just been released.  Find out more about this great tool after the video and project sheet below.

Tackling America’s To Do List w/ Chip Wade: Laying Laminate Flooring

 

Tackling America’s To-Do List: Project Steps

Chip Wade installs laminate flooring easily with the Dremel Saw-Max

Chip Wade installs laminate flooring easily with the Dremel Saw-Max

Lay Laminate Flooring

  • Living/Bedroom

Tools Needed

  • Dremel Saw-Max

Accessories

  • SM500 Cutting Wheel

Additional Materials

  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Dremel Multi-Vise

Project Steps

  1. Measure length of flooring piece needed.
  2. Mark laminate flooring to size of piece needed, using multiple marks to ensure a straight line.
  3. Clamp flooring piece to workbench or other steady surface.
  4. Use Saw-Max with SM500 Cutting Wheel to cut across flooring.
  5. Place on floor and install on subfloor as required.
The NEW Dremel Tool Saw-Max

The NEW Dremel Tool Saw-Max – released October 2011

I love the new Dremel® Saw-Max that Chip demoed above.  Mostly because it’s compact (about 1/3 the size and weight of a traditional circular power saw) and handheld so it can be used anywhere, but also because it’s able to make a clean, straight, and precise cut. And because it has several compact cutting wheels available, it can cut a wide variety of materials.  For jobbers, it’s ergonomically designed to help resist repetitive motion syndrome and for us hobbyists, it provides versatility so we can do more with one tool.

But most importantly, I love the it’s not intimidating and unlike circular saws, I’m not afraid of chopping off a few fingers. Now that’s not to say I won’t be safe and use all precautions, because I will.  But I think I might just be able to tackle a few bead board projects I’ve been waiting for the hubby to help with because it can cut through laminates, wood, plastic, and drywall up to 3/4-inch thick which is perfect for my project.

Accessories, Attachments and Cutting Guides  (AKA Stocking Stuffers for Your Handyperson!)

The tool makes a great gift but even better, Dremel offers a wide assortment of accessories, attachments and cutting guides to add to the versatility of the Dremel Saw-Max tool system

  • Current accessories include:
    • SM500: Tungsten carbide metal bonded wheel for cutting a variety of materials
    • SM510: Aluminum oxide organic bonded wheel for cutting metal
    • SM520: Diamond metal bonded wheel for cutting ceramics and masonry
    • SM540: Silicon carbide organic bonded wheel for cutting masonry
    • SM600: Flush cut tungsten carbide metal bonded wheel for cutting a variety of materials
    • Current attachments include:
      • TRSM800: Edge guide aids in cutting materials up to 6 inches wide
      • TRSM810: Vacuum adapter connects to the tool’s built-in dust port to keep users’ work places clean and their lines of sight clear
      • Current cutting guides include:
        • SM842: 2×4 cutting guide clamps onto a 2×4 board to allow users to cut 2x4s with two passes of the Dremel Saw-Max
        • SM840: Miter and trim cutting guide combines the benefits of a compact power saw with the compactness of a miter box and works similar to a “speed square” for straight and miter cuts as well as bevel cuts

The Dremel Saw-Max is brand new and just released October 2011.  You’ll find it at most hardware and home improvement centers nationwide as well as online for an SRP of $129.99 USD and $139 CAD.

I love that the Dremel is small and light enough for me to use but tough enough to tackle big jobs and as soon as my leg is better I’m going to get around to some of those projects I’ve been putting off.  My Dremel tool will be getting a workout!

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