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Old 09-19-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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how to cut, trim plastic laminate veneer

is there a method of trimming plastic laminate veneer if you do not have a router.we plan on covering existing laminate with a new veneer piece.what is the best way to cut the new veneer for the sink and faucet.thanks very much


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Old 09-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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I always use a router with a laminate trimming bit, however if you do not wish to buy a router, there are special purpose laminate trimmers (really just a lightweight router with a laminate bit) that you may be able to rent from a rental place, maybe even from a big box store. There are laminate bits that claim to be usable on a drill, however I am dubious, since the speed is much lower than on a router. I think a Dremel tool may have a special bit.

You may be able to trim with a diamond file, I have never tried it, but if you are really looking to save money on tools that may be worth a try.


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Old 09-19-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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Cuts with big tin snips, with router for holes.
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