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Old 01-31-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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I have a very large corner bathroom cabinet covered with culture marble and 2 build in sinks. Over the pase 17 years, the drain on the marble has discolered and can not be taken out. I would like to cut out the 2 sinks and drop in two new sinks to correct the problem. Any suggestions as to what type of saw to use? Jig Saw with dimond blade? Router?
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I say just order a new top

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I had to fit a cultured marble top to the walls in a bathroom and used a belt sander just like a normal counter top and it worked great. I would use a jig saw and try different blades, i would make a few trial cuts in the sinks you are going to cut out before making your final cuts.
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I have cut them with a circular saw but for this I would use a 4 1/2" grinder.
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I have cut them with a circular saw but for this I would use a 4 1/2" grinder.

The sinks are oval 18" x 24" therefore, I need to make turns. Would a jig saw work with a special blade?
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Definitely a grinder. They can easily cut curves. Just have a helper with a vacuum real close.
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that's a good idea - you can get nice 4" diamond blades for grinders that will cut most anything. be warned though - you have to be very careful, its easy to cut your fingers off.
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So you are going to remove the top, flip it and cut the basins off flush with the underside of the countertop and replace with new basins? A 4" grinder is probably not going to give you enough cutting depth, and the alternative is way too dangerous for me to recommend on a DIY board. Buy new tops.

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