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DavWoj

10:16AM | 12/21/98
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I purchased pre-formed laminate countertops for our kitchen and am about ready to begin installation. The only area I'm unsure of is the right method for cutting. The 45's are all pre-cut. I need to cut out for the sink and cut off the end length. What would be the best tools and methods for making these cuts? Thanks in advance.

Dave W.

Thomas M

10:54AM | 12/25/98
Dave, to cut the countertop you'll need to use a jigsaw.For your end cuts,clamp a straitedge to the countertop and cut it to length w/the jigsaw.You can smooth the cut w/a belt sander.To cutout for your sink,flip the countertop upside down,position the sink and trace an outline..remove the sink and draw a cutting line according to manufacturers recommendations or use their template to draw your cutting line inside your outline.Drill a pilot just inside your cutting line and jigsaw away man!!Oh,and be sure to support the bottom of the cut piece so it doesn't fall through.Have fun!

DavWoj

02:07PM | 12/29/98
Thank you for the info. I'll be cutting the countertops this weekend. I bought a 24 tooth carbide tipped blade for my circular saw. Wish me luck.

Dave W.

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