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billmarsano

07:21PM | 07/03/05
Member Since: 07/02/05
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I have salvaged from a neighbor's apartment a beautiful green marble two-sink counterop 1.5" thick and 72" long. If I can cut it to 36" it will perfectly replace the aging laminate top I now have, which accommodates one sink.

What do I use to cut it? Tools I have at present are a 7.25" circular saw and a small Makita tile cutting saw.

What special blades do I need? Or other tools?

Do I try to cut in one pass or is it better to make several passes, increasing depth of cut each time?

Do I cut dry or wet?

If I succeed I will have a 36" top with a cut-out for a round sink. What to do if I prefer to install an oval sink?


homebild

07:13AM | 07/04/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
If the top is real marble, it can easily be cut with an abrasive round blade ($5US) for a circular saw or better still, with a diamond blade for a circular saw ($20US).

If it isa cultured marble top, you can use a standard carbide tipped blade on a circular saw.

All cuts should be made from "below", by placing the top upside down when cutting.
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