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Old 10-12-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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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

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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.

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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?
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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.
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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?
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Old 10-29-2005, 07:53 AM   #6
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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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