My new bathroom wash basin is too long and I like to cut 1-1/2" off
from both ends. If I use a circular saw, what type of saw (Numbers teeth)
should I use. I believe the basin is made of white "cement" and not plastic
or fiberglass, with a thin top coat of transparent plastic.
Thank for the help.
Especially since I think someone describing a basin being made of "white cement
.... with a thin top coat of transparent plastic" is actually describing
a porcelain or ceramic sink. As in, you can't cut this with a hand
held circular saw. _Maybe_ a special diamond saw, but the results would
really be disgusting.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It\'s not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
If your sink is made of stone, cultured marble or a similar cement-like
material, use a diamond cutting blade. Use a wet blade and cut slowly.
Anything else will leave a jagged edge you will need to grind off. Blades
are available for any size circulat saw but something like this
would be adequate.
(not my auction, just an example)
Thanks for your reply. I bought it from our local Habitat Store,
it's new and unused. They could not tell anything about it and
HD are not that helpful either.
From what I can gather, it look very likely some kind of white
cement as it's heavy and definitely not fiberglass, UHMW,
plastic or man made material. The basin back surfaces is
rough with small pitted holes. I am thinking of cutting it with
a diamond masonry 7" circular saw, sandwich both side with
plywood to prevent tearing. How does it sound to you?
Or I could buy a carbides saw, if so how many teeth should I buy?
Try the diamond saw you have first, make a practice cut 1" from the edge,
you may not need to sandwich it. Try the practice cut from the top and
bottom to see what is cleaner.
Sounds like you have a composite sink (basically epoxy and color fillers).
Any toothed blade might make a mess but you do have some room to practice
and test your method.
Thank you and everyone who contributed. I appreciate it. I will drill
a small hole first to see if it is concrete or man-made material. Again
test cut 1/2" (to be safe) from the edge with a diamond masonry circular
Thanks everyone again.
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