Cement bonded particle board - Installation
General machining procedures
AMROC panel can be machined using carbide tipped tooling. If machining is performed in enclosed spaces, a dust collection system is recommended. Machining can be performed with any commercially available wood processing equipment.
When using stationary formatting saws in combination with vertical/horizontal operating modes, a cutting blade with 48-72 teeth and a diameter of 250-400mm should be used.
When working with hand-held circular saws, a setting between 3,000-4,000 RPM should be used. The blade diameter should be between 250-400mm. The tooth count depends on the panel thickness:
- for panel thicknesses up to 12mm: 48-72 teeth
- for panel thicknesses in excess of 12mm: 36-60 teeth
To obtain a clean cutting edge, the cutting blade should extend past the underside of the panel as little as possible. When working with table rip saws without a scoring system, the cutting blade should also extend past the material as little as possible. Jigsaws are suitable for curved shapes and cut-outs.
Milling, drilling, grinding
Milling is performed using commonly available carbide tipped tooling. The rule here is: the higher the RPM's the cleaner the milled edge.
When drilling, the hammer drill feature must be disabled. HSS drills can be used for a small number of holes. However, carbide tipped drills are recommended for continuous use. The use of a centering spider will promote accurately placed holes.
If the panels still need to be sanded, this can be done with a normal hand held orbital sander. We recommend the use of a dust collection system for indoor operation. The same machining pointers apply to AMROC Rustic and AMROC Color-Primed.