Cutting Countertop to Length, Best Way?

Whats the best way to cut preformed countertop.
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Turn the piece upside down. Tack on an edge guide for your circular saw. Extra care must be taken as you cut the backsplash as the cut comes around the corner. I usually cut the backsplash first.. The fall off must either be small or well supported to prevent it breaking free at the end of the cut with the potential to damage the finish.
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DanG wrote:

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Fine tooth?? Do you mean a plywood blade?
Virtually any sharp blade will work. The blade I would use by choice would be carbide blade with about 20 teeth. The particle board and plastic laminate are hard on plain steel blades.
Let us assume that you need to cut off about 6 inches of this top. Make a mark and set up to cut off about 1 inch. Make the cut. You will have some practice and experience when you go to make the finish cut. If things go wrong, you still have enough for another practice cut.
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Probably. Another solution is to cut the countertop a couple of inches long on the first cut, then make a second cut to length. This way, if the fall off tears off a bit of the formica on the first cut, there second piece of fall off is small enough it won't do it again.
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Always cut through masking tape. Use a sharp or new blade designed for the task. The tape will keep the edge from chipping.
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