Check and measure the angle of the cut using the adjustable square. Most adjustable squares can be tightened with an attached wingnut once the angle has been set.
Set the angle of the cut on a chop saw and lock into place.
Measure the distance between the angle cut and the previous laminate plank to determine the length at which the plank will be cut. You will need to measure to one side of the angle, and it may be easiest to measure to the inside corner (the corner where the back of the plank will touch).
Mark the plank at the cut length at the proper end; either the tongue or groove side depending on the direction at which you are setting your planks.
Set the plank on the chop saw cutting surface against the back plate and line up the mark from step 4 with the blade. Line up the blade edge with the waste side of the mark to avoid cutting too much material.
Turn on the saw (most commonly trigger activated) and gently pull the saw arm down to cut through the plank.
Set the plank in its proposed location to check its cut length and re-cut as necessary. If you cut the plank too short, you can save it for a later location.
Things You Will Need
- Laminate flooring
- Chop saw
- Tape measure
- Adjustable square
- Safety glasses
- Wearing safety glasses can prevent eye damage from splinters and other shavings when cutting wood.