I'm trying to get some advice on installing a prefabricated granite counter.
I need to make a 45* cut. what tool should I used and also what kind of
glue I need for the union/joint ( L shapped).
Is there a website on how to ?
Most would agree you're way over your head on this as a DIY project.
Have a look around any granite fabricator's store and it will be
obvious that their equipment is very expensive and quite precise. That
translates to $$, so rather than reinvent the wheel, have the shop do
the hard work while you get the underpinnings for the counter beefed
up enough to handle the half ton or so of added mass. Little things
like having the wall behind the backsplash perfectly flat so there no
ugly gap to fill should be your priority. Whatever, study the
procedures with care before committing, as discarding something priced
at over $50 a square foot is kind of painful. Laminates over particle
board are doable for the DIY person, fancy stone, not so much.
Well it's cut with diamond blades I could probably go into more detail, But
by the time you bought the right tools you could pay an installer to do it.
Also there is no price on experience. The best thing to do is find a
installer that has the right tools or access to a shop set up to cut
granite. Stay away from the hacks that cut it in the garage with a diamond
bladed circular saw or peanut grinder fitted with a diamond blade. ( they do
have to do some field cut ) It's really a pretty specialized trade.
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