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Old 05-10-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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when installing new counter tops......Is it best to turn the counter top over and make your cut from the bottom side or cut from the top? I was under the impression that cutting from the bottom is best so the counter top doesn't get chiped!!!!!!

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And use a new or sharp carbide blade, circular saw, no sabre saws. Correct, there is less risk of chipping when cutting from the back.

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If the blade of your saw makes the cut coming up, i.e. from underneath the way a circular saw balde does, then cut from the bottom where the blade actually hits the hard, laminate plastic first (not after it cuts through the wood).

It reduces chipping - although not a major factor if the blade is sharp. Depends a bit, but that's a general rule,
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