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armycarpenter 10-12-2005 11:52 PM

Cutting countertops
 
This may sound remedial but what would be is the best way to get a clean 45 deg cut on a counter top? I would hate to to get some dust in my eye

Bonus 10-13-2005 12:15 AM

What material is the counter top? Laminate? Where is the 45? (against a wall, at the leading edge, on a mitre joint?) Tell us about your project, it will help narrow down some options.

armycarpenter 10-13-2005 12:29 AM

this is what im dealing with
 
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Originally Posted by Bonus
What material is the counter top? Laminate? Where is the 45? (against a wall, at the leading edge, on a mitre joint?) Tell us about your project, it will help narrow down some options.

A brand new set of kitchen cabniets. no problem to install to include the counter BUT there is a 45deg miter at the 90 deg wall. just like typical kitchens. I dont want a bad cut in a counter top. what would you do to mke certian it was a perfect straight cut?

Bonus 10-13-2005 12:33 AM

I get the counter guys to do it for me, they have mitre saws that cut it straight and tools for routing the clamp cavities underneath that hold it all together.

KenTheHandyMan 10-15-2005 09:39 PM

I am going to tell you that this is a very difficult cut to make. If you have a laminate blade, it can be done on a table saw with the proper jig, but other than that, I would not advise it. I have had to do some in a pinch and used a level and clamp system with an old fashioned circular saw. The blade is critical though, or you get chips.

Be sure you have access to the proper color Seam-Fill if you want a pretty job. Did you build the countertop or does it have a prefabbed backsplash?

kesac 10-29-2005 07:53 AM

Clamp a straight edge to your material for your circle saw to follow. You will need a blade compatible with the material you are going to cut. You need a little scrap to practice on. Some materials seem to cut better is you take a light scoring cut first.


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