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Old 01-01-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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I am replacing a gas cooktop in my corian countertop. The original hole is smaller than most available cooktops. I need to get about an extra half inch of clearance on each side to fit in the new cooktop. Any suggestions on the best sway to approach? I was thinking grinding but I don't currently own a handheld grinder, only a dremmel like tool. Thanks in advance for your advice.


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corian is plastic. get a jig saw and use it carefully. and it will go easily.

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Corian cuts easy with a carbide router bit. Clamp, carefully, a board as a guide to the top so the router will not get carried away and ruin your top. Don't clamp too tight or the top will break.

Be aware that Corian scratches fairly easy so protect the area you slide a tool across.
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Big Jim,

Thanks for the advice. It worked perfectly, except for one of my kids ran up to me as I was finishing a pass, and I ended up going past where i needed to. There is now a small gap visible on one corner. Is there any substance I use to fill it in and hide it?
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Big Jim,

Thanks for the advice. It worked perfectly, except for one of my kids ran up to me as I was finishing a pass, and I ended up going past where i needed to. There is now a small gap visible on one corner. Is there any substance I use to fill it in and hide it?
You might contact a corian dealer and see if they have a colored filler for that, I know they use to have.
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Sounds like you blew a chance to buy an angle grinder. Inexpensive and amazingly useful tool once you have one.

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