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Old 03-10-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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cutting ovel for drop in sink in culture marble

My bathroom has a culture marble top with a fromed sink bowle in it. The top is old but in good condition except the bowlel. It has the cracks around the drain. I would like to replace the sink bowel with a drop in, which would require removing the formed bowle. I though about using a templet for the drop in sink and drilling holes around the templet every inch or so and then cutting it out with a jig saw. My questions
It this Possible? If so....
1 What type of drill bit should I use ?
2. What type of jig saw sould I use?
I would appreciate any help Thnaks
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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First tape off the area surrounding the intended cutout with a few layers of blue painters tape, extending it far enough out to protect the top from being scratched by the jig saw base. Now locate the new cutout template and trace it onto the tape with a marking pen. Drill a few starter holes at random locations around the cutout line, staying towards the "waste" side. Most drill bits or a hole saw will work in this material, start with a pilot hole and work up, it just needs to be large enough to insert the blade (about 3/8"). Use a tile cutting blade, available at most hardware stores and big boxes; it has carbide grit bonded to the blade instead of teeth. You could also buy a one piece hole saw with the same grit for access holes if you want, they are just a few $. It is important to have the old sink supported to prevent a big chip out or crack when it comes free.
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