Worktop cutting


Once I've got my units fitted what should I do about cutting my worktops. Anyone suggest a method I could use to get a good finish?
Cheers, Bob
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cheaper long term
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New circular saw blade turn worktop upside down (Ths way the blade cuts into the nice surface not away from it put masking tape both sides along the cut line As for joints if your not using the cheap metal strips that hide the joints you can buy a jig for less than 100 http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id 953&ts478 and use a router if you dont fancy this, loke the other post, get a professional in
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Unless your circular saw cost a fortune it will NOT cut straight.
There is nothing to stop the blade moving sideways, try it If you can move the blade in & out a bit by hand it will do the same under load Use a decent router & always cut from the front
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to be cut but the one difference I would say it to use a "worktop cutting blade" for your jigsaw. This blade has teeth which cut on the downstroke and cut from the top surface. The problem about turning the worktop the other way up and using a traditional upward cutting blade is that unless you can guarantee that your blade is precisely at right angles to the surface some errors are bound to occur in the top surface cut position.
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Hire the jig and router for a weekend. The worktop is usually big enough to allow you a practice cut and go for it. I did, never done it before and the result is excellent. Don't go mad with the router take it in stages making sure the jig is FIRMLY clamped in position. Just remember the old adage, measure twice, cut once.
Jb
PS Tried a circular saw, nowhere near good enough.
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I've done it with masking-tape and a downward-cutting jigsaw blade, with no splintering of the finished surface, but not easy to keep a straight cut. This was OK for the job I did as the cut edges were not visible (around a sink, and butted against a wall) - if they are visible I'd say get a professional to do it.
Duncan
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