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Old 05-01-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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Cutting Corian


What's the best way to cut a corian counter top?
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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Table saw? Skill saw? Jigsaw? A fine tooth laminate/melamine blade will leave a nice cut.

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A reversed plywood circular saw blade works fine.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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Re: Cutting Corian


A Festool TS-55 with a solid surface blade in it.
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A Festool TS-55 with a solid surface blade in it.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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gets my vote.
Cuts it like buttah!!!
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A reversed plywood circular saw blade works fine.


What exactly does reversing it accomplish? How does it "cut"?
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What exactly does reversing it accomplish? How does it "cut"?
Oh, I'm sorry--works great for vinyl siding tho' ...
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Oh, I'm sorry--works great for vinyl siding tho' ...
It is the 1-2-3 way!
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a carbide tipped fine tooth blade is all you need. keep the feed rate slow and even/constant pressure applied (as in support the material fully-not flopping off the side of the table). You're not trying to achieve a 'buttery' edge-that's what the router is for after you build it up.
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It is the 1-2-3 way!
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Corian is just plastic, it cuts pretty easy and there's no special tricks to it. Just think like a finish carpenter, fine tooth blade, nice easy motion.
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How about from the bottom side with a circular saw. Cut 1/32" oversize and belt sand to finish line
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Yup, lots of good answers. Just treat it like a hardwood. I use carbide saw, router with carbide bits.
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Mr 4 x 4 has it. saw with fine blade and cut it oversized, use a router to finish cut the edge. When I took the course we were told to NOT leave a sawed edge, it will void any warranty. NO square corners!!!! radiused only. If cutting in a cooktop, template it, rout the hole, LINE the hole with the selfstick metal tape for ductwork.
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Mr 4 x 4 has it. saw with fine blade and cut it oversized, use a router to finish cut the edge. When I took the course we were told to NOT leave a sawed edge, it will void any warranty. NO square corners!!!! radiused only. If cutting in a cooktop, template it, rout the hole, LINE the hole with the selfstick metal tape for ductwork.
Yep!
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Did you google it? http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/i...idsurface.html
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I normally cut it with my eyes open. Always worked for me.
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A reversed plywood circular saw blade works fine.
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