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Old 02-20-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Cutting sink into laminate countertop


I purchased one of those laminate in stock countertops from Lowe's. It has a backsplash attached. Do I just center it from back to front? I'm thinking about just putting a center mark by measuring from the backsplash to right before the edging. Basically, the flat portion of the countertop. Is this correct?
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Re: Cutting sink into laminate countertop


No.

You need to have a look at the cabinets under the top to see where the front of the cabinet is relative to the sink hole. Sometimes, centring the sink will place your hole such that the hole intrudes into the front face of the cabinet.

Best thing to do is use the template to figure where the hole need to be cut. Typically, there is more room at the front because of the overhang.
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Definitely do the template thingy, but keep in mind you will be cutting it with a jig saw, so try to keep your back cut to where the sole plate will pass. Another thing to consider is using a down stroke blade with your jig saw. Less chip out on top, even though it will be hidden, it just looks better.
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