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Cutting vinyl planking, Do I need a snapper?

Posted By: JLawrence08648

Cutting vinyl planking, Do I need a snapper? - 06/20/19 12:13 AM

A friend asked me to install a vinyl planking floor, for money, about 600 sq ft.

I wss watching YouTube videos and they all use a snapper. I have a compound miter saw. Can I use that or will it destroy the blade? Or tear the planking? I figure a blade is cheaper than the purchase of a snapper.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: Cutting vinyl planking, Do I need a snapper? - 06/20/19 12:37 AM

Rent one, perhaps?
Posted By: doitmyself

Re: Cutting vinyl planking, Do I need a snapper? - 06/20/19 12:52 AM

Most of the DIY sites I visit just recommend scoring with a utility knife and breaking it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0vf_BMSiqY
Posted By: csandste

Re: Cutting vinyl planking, Do I need a snapper? - 06/20/19 02:19 AM

My vinyl was light weight from Lowe's but scoring with a knife and breaking worked fine.
Posted By: xfactor9

Re: Cutting vinyl planking, Do I need a snapper? - 06/20/19 05:20 AM

Scoring and snapping works fine unless you need to cut an L corner. You can also use aviation snips or a jigsaw with a fine-tooth blade for these cuts

Vinyl planking is too soft and pliable for a miter saw.
Posted By: Miller88

Re: Cutting vinyl planking, Do I need a snapper? - 06/20/19 12:32 PM

I scored it with a utility knife. Worked great. I did buy some sort of expensive blade from lowes, not specific to flooring, but it worked well.
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