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mogreg
Best way to cut a formica countertop

Hi- we bought a "prefab" formica countertop and it is slightly oversized. We are trying to figure out the best way to cut it down, it does have a backsplash on it. Any ideas?

A. Spruce
Re: Best way to cut a formica countertop

Use a fresh, sharp blade in a circular saw, mark your cut line on the back, cut the splash first, then make the cut from the front edge to the backsplash.

If you use a straight edge to guide the saw, the cut should be smooth enough to install an end cap if necessary, otherwise polish the edge with a belt sander before installing the end cap.

If fitting the counter between two fixed points, you're going to want to scribe both ends onto a template, transfer the template to the underside of the countertop, and make the cuts, this way there will be minimal clearance to caulk. IMHO, when counters butt into a wall, it is best to install an end splash, this will not only cover any gap, it will finish off the countertop nicely.

mogreg
Re: Best way to cut a formica countertop

Thanks!!!!!:d

fapate
Re: Best way to cut a formica countertop

I need to know how to remove a formica backsplsh from a countertop it is attached to.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Best way to cut a formica countertop

Fapate,

What are you trying to accomplish?

jkirk
Re: Best way to cut a formica countertop

fapate, the countertop is probably attached with screws from below, other wise it was set into a bead of silicone run around the top of the cabinets

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