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DIYgirl

06:33PM | 11/10/06
Member Since: 11/09/06
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I am re-doing my kitchen, and I have been given an almost new corian counter top. It is in a large U shape and I need an L shape. I will need to cut one leg of the U off, and then cut the ends to length. There will be about a 6 inch area on the front that will need to be beveled to match the existing edge. Is this possible and what tools do I need to accomplish this. (both cutting & beveling) Is working with corian similar to working with wood? Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Billhart

02:36AM | 11/11/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
I have worked with a small amount of Corian. It works fine with normal carbide woodworking tooling.

I don't like polished surfaces so I did a matt finish.

Use the ROS up through 400.

Then cut square of white ScotchBrite and used that with the ROS and some paste wax.

http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infcountertop/infsolidsurface.shtm

While DuPont does sell pieces large enough for a counter top to DIY they will allow small pieces to be sold and have a booklet on how to work it.

You can get it here.

http://stonewood.safeshopper.com/13/cat13.htm?500


Billhart

02:38AM | 11/11/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts

CNTRTOP

07:27AM | 11/24/06
Member Since: 04/17/04
26 lifetime posts
You can cut it with a circular saw using a carbide tipped blade. A triple chip blade used for cutting aluminum or brass works best, but a standard wood cutting blade will work if you go slowly and use a straight edge to guide the saw. When you cut off the unneeded leg of the top you will expose the wood substrate and unfinished edge, since only exposed edges are built up to 1 1/2" thickness. You will need some of the cut off material to fill in where it's only 1/2" thick. For this you need color matched adhesive which you can only get from a fabricator, which may be problematic. If you don't mind the seam showing a lot you can use epoxy or crazy glue. Rout off the edge using a router and 45 degree bevel bit. Sand with a random orbit sander starting with 100 grit and finishing with 400, then a red Scotch-Bright pad. Dont use wax-it's not necessary. Good luck with this project.

BV002423

10:05AM | 10/27/13
I need to cut out a 4 inch backsplash that is already on the wall.
Not enough room for a skill type saw.
Is there a dremel bit I could use?
Any other ideas?

BV003240

02:35PM | 02/12/14
Need to cut a corain countertop from the cabinet it is mounted on. It would be a end piece and the refrigerator would but up to it. Carbide blade on circular saw? Anybody in the Phoenix metro area that does this type cutting?
ken
623-810-1944

David, Moderator

09:58PM | 02/12/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
208 lifetime posts
The best type of blade to use for cutting corian would be a triple chip. There are also special blades for corian but I am not sure if they are available in the local home improvement store. Instead of having a pointed tip they have a straight tip.
Ken: cutting a top in place will be tough. You wiAt the top of this page is a tab "find a pro". Might be helpful for finding someone reputable in your area.
Not sure about the dremmel.They do make wheel cutters, not sure how deep they cut. I would check at a home improvement store.
Just one little note: If you need to cut a square hole for a electrical box. Always drill the corners so they are not square.
Hope this helps
Thanks
David
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