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Old 06-08-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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I never got around to putting the endcap on my countertop before I installed it

Now I've got the fillers glued in and the piece of formica glued on the end of it and I'm wondering if there's a tool for my dremel that will trim the excess off. I've heard that you normally would use a router, but I know the router won't go close enough to the wall.

My only other option is to pull the countertop back off, but I can't remember if it's glued or not.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I just did this before work this morning. I did not have the proper router bit, and was trying to finish up the countertop (it's in a mudroom, not a kitchen). A regular file will make short work of trimming the edge down in an area where the router won't fit. A rounded file works well for inside corners as well. Just be careful to file towards the finish-face, if you go the other way you can chip off the finish. Also, don't file off the flat surface of the countertop, just the endcaps (I made a small oops with that this morning).

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I never got around to putting the endcap on my countertop before I installed it

Now I've got the fillers glued in and the piece of formica glued on the end of it and I'm wondering if there's a tool for my dremel that will trim the excess off. I've heard that you normally would use a router, but I know the router won't go close enough to the wall.

My only other option is to pull the countertop back off, but I can't remember if it's glued or not.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Well, I think either a rotary file, sanding drum or carbide burr would handle the job fairly well, I think any of those are available in 1/8" shank.
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