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.
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!
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.