Solid Surface Countertop Cutting And Installation
Solid surface countertop – Solid surface countertops are a good alternative to standard laminate versions and offer the same work capacity as wood. They can be cut and shaped using the same tools as wood, so do a do-it-yourself project or at the potential site. plastic spread on the roadway or flat surface where the countertop will be cut. Place the countertop on a pair of easels on top of the plastic. Make sure someone else helps you move the counter. Mark the cut line on the work surface with a ruler and pencil. Hold the straight edge to the countertop to guide the saw during cutting.
If the cutting edge can butt against a wall and be covered by a splash guard, then you do not have to use the fence, as any imperfections in the cut will be covered. Cut the solid surface countertop using a circular saw and a new carbide-tipped blade, preferably one with 40 teeth to provide the smoothest cut possible. Move the saw slowly to avoid excessive heat build-up on the blade. It has an assistant holding the mouthpiece of a Shop-Vac slightly behind the circular saw to capture most of the dust from the cut. Mark the next cut, if necessary, and repeat the process. Do not use a cheap blade.
Quality saw blades cost more but cut much better than the cheaper alternatives. Wear safety glasses and a respirator, because cutting a solid surface countertop creates a large number of fine dust particles. Remove the counter by unscrewing it from inside the cabinets. Inspect the cabinets at this point also to make sure there is no damage and check that they are at the same level. If they are not at the same level, add wedges where necessary to level the entire solid surface countertop. Remove the sink. Cut the water and separate the pipe before removing the sink. Mount additional supports to the bottom wall and the top of the cabinets.