Kitchen Worktop - DIY or Expert


I`ve got a small kitchen that needs a new worktop fitting with two mitred 90` corners. Having a hard time getting hold of a joiner/kitchen fitter etc that can do the worktop in less than three weeks (i`ve got the worktops), so im thinking of buying the jig etc and having a go myself, im a pretty good diy`er but i just thought id canvas everyone's opinion first though as to the ease of using the jig. Don`t realy want to spend the cash on the jig etc if its a right difficult thing to do and it just ends up dumped in the garage
Richard
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fullflow plumbing wrote:

If you need a jig you need a 1/2" router and a bit, not overly difficult
You can join them without one using a shaped metal edge but it doesn't look as good.
Mike
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Don't forget the worktop joining bolts, careful how you cut. You will need to practice first. Joe
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It's not too difficult, but practice on a bit of scrap first. You can hire the router and jig, but Silverline do a jig that's about 40 IIRC (trend/Screwfix 100+). Follow any instructions carefully, make sure that all the cuts that you make are with the router running along the jig edge furthest from the finished edge, make the final pass with the router pushed against the jig edge nearest the finished edge, this final pass takes off about .25mm and gives a clean straight edge. ...by the way it makes a horrendous amount of dust even with a vacuum cleaner attached.
Peter
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