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Fabrication & Installation

HI-MACS weight differes based upon thickness and length. In a single sheet, HI-MACS should be carried vertically to prevent breaking or bending. Multiple sheets should be supported by a pallet.

When working with HI-MACS, one needs to observe common safety procedures and practices.

  • Safety glasses when sanding or cutting
  • Ear plugs when working with loud machinery
  • Gloves and shoes
  • Dust filtering mask

Proper breathing filters and ventilation are necessary when working with HI-MACS, as breathing dust can be harmful.

HI-MACS expands and contracts according to temperature and humidity.
Installers should keep this in mind when measuring.

When making cutouts, leave approximately 1/4 inch of space.

When installing at the wall side or joining between sheets, leave approximately 1/4 inch of space.

Cracks can occur due to the following reasons:

  • The support for HI-MACS is not level.
  • THe joint is not finished smoothly.
  • Adhesive is not applied evenly.
  • Proper length or spacing is not left during fabrication.

  • Store HI-MACS indoors in an area with proper ventilation
  • HI-MACS should not be placed directly on the floor.
  • Avoid high temperatures or high humidty.

Table Saw

  • Table saw is required for precision and large quantity cutting of HI-MACS.
  • Carbide or diamond blades are recommended for best performance.
  • Cutting speed can differ, but 2-3M/min is recommended.
  • Table saw with rollers is recommended for precise long cuts.

Other power saws

  • Smaller hand-held saws may also be used with HI_MACS.
  • Circular saw for short straight cuts.
  • Jig saws for small curved cuts.
  • Care and experience is required for marking cuts with hand-held saws.

  • Precise and smooth radius cutting of HI-MACS is possible with the use of a router and a template. This is best for routing for sink installation.
  • A minimum of 1/2 inch of space should be allowed when making sink cuts with a router.

  • With the proper bit, numerous decorative or smooth edges may be achieved with the use of a router.
  • For more complicated finishes, a template is recommended.

  • HI-MACS may be used on Programmable Table Routers for custom large quatity and precision processing.
  • HI-MACS is suitable for use with any hole-making device.
  • 1/8 of an inch should be allowed when working with this type of equipment.

HI-MACS ADHESIVE Two component adhesive system

WARNING: Adhesives are flammable. Proper safety precautions should be taken to avoid firing.