I need to replace my 22X33 sink. I have a solid surface counter and need to trim
1/4" on one side and 1/2" on another side, in order for ANY new sinks to fit
(with the exception of cast iron...which I don't want.) My old sink is the
exact same measurements of the new ones (I have tried both stainless and
composite); but they come with either of built in track or built in clips, which
require me to enlarge the hole. What is the best way to do this? (I have called
my installer and he wants $400 to do it....have calls out to several people,
with no luck!
On Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:49:28 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
And related question is, are we talking about a self-rimming sink or
an undermount? With the former, you just need a hole and don't care
what the edge looks like or if there is a small chip on top, etc.
With the latter, you do. Like you say, first place to start is with
what the actual material is. You would think googling for the specific
material and how to cut it would produce videos, etc.
Our new cast iron/enamel sink is a self-rim , and has no clips or any
other fasteners . Just a small bead of clear caulk around the edge after
placing it into the counter top ... of course it weighs about 175 lbs , so
it's not going to be moving around a lot .
I suspect the OP is replacing this type with a SS unit and needs a bit
more edge clearance for the clamping system .
You need to use a router to cut that stuff . I suggest you find a way to
clamp a guide board to the countertop for the router - base or a guide
collet - to slide against . You *MIGHT* be able to cut it with a jigsaw and
a down-cut blade , but there is a very good chance of chipping the edge .
Same with a circular saw - the more teeth the better , minimum 40t on a 7
1/4" saw . But the router is the first choice .
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