King 13 Laminate Flooring Cutt The unit isn't real heavy duty. Base is plastic with an aluminum extrusion underneath that stiffens things up a bit. It takes a fair bit of pressure to cut 12mm thick x about 6' wide laminate plank but the long handle gives you some mechanical advantage. No dust when you cut, just shavings and shards so you can keep it close to your job saving you time walking outside to the saw. I'm happy with it for what it costs.