- Working with Bison Panel is like working with any other particle boards. Fastening is done in the same way as any other boards. No special tools are required.
- However, for large volume of cutting work, an electric power saw is recommended. A power saw 1500 W 400 rpm with a blade of 250 mm dia provided with straight set teeth and tungsten carbide tips is ideal for use.
- Similarly, a hand held electric drill with high sped steel bits will fasten the works.
- Bison Panel can be fixed to timber frames or steel frames. The board must be supported at all four edges. Whenever the boards are joined in a frame, the joints should occur on the middle of the supports.
- For Bison Panel on a timber support, wood screws can be used with a pre-drill. Similarly, fully threaded metal screws are used for fixing the panel on a steel support. The length of the screw in either case shall be 2.5 to 3 times the thickness of the board.
- Bison Panel upto 8mm thickness can be nailed directly to timber support. For boards over 8mm thick, a pilot hole must be drilled where fixed with nails.
- The recommended fixing distance between two fixing points around the perimeter is 200 to 300 mm. The fixing distance between two fixing points in the intermediate supports can be 300 to 600 mm.
- The fixing point has to be 15mm (minimum) away from the edge of the board. Similarly, the fixing point shall be 40mm away from the corner.
- Bison Panel is subject to slight dimensional changes due to variations in temperature and relative humidity of air – provision should be made in the joint by allowing a gap of 2 to 3 mm. The gaps can be left as seams or sealed with cover strips.
- The joints can be made flush with Altek joint fillers. The procedure for this is as follows.
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