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.
working with HI-MACS, one needs to observe common safety procedures
glasses when sanding or cutting
plugs when working with loud machinery
breathing filters and ventilation are necessary when working with
HI-MACS, as breathing dust can be harmful.
expands and contracts according to temperature and humidity.
Installers should keep this in mind when measuring.
making cutouts, leave approximately 1/4 inch of space.
installing at the wall side or joining between sheets, leave
approximately 1/4 inch of space.
can occur due to the following reasons:
support for HI-MACS is not level.
joint is not finished smoothly.
is not applied evenly.
length or spacing is not left during fabrication.
saw is required for precision and large quantity cutting of
or diamond blades are recommended for best performance.
speed can differ, but 2-3M/min is recommended.
saw with rollers is recommended for precise long cuts.
hand-held saws may also be used with HI_MACS.
saw for short straight cuts.
saws for small curved cuts.
and experience is required for marking cuts with hand-held saws.
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
minimum of 1/2 inch of space should be allowed when making sink
cuts with a router.
the proper bit, numerous decorative or smooth edges may be achieved
with the use of a router.
more complicated finishes, a template is recommended.
may be used on Programmable Table Routers for custom large quatity
and precision processing.
is suitable for use with any hole-making device.
of an inch should be allowed when working with this type of
ADHESIVE Two component adhesive system
Adhesives are flammable. Proper safety precautions should be taken
to avoid firing.