Cutting out the sink hole in post form countertop

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Old 03-16-04, 02:36 PM
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Cutting out the sink hole in post form countertop

I have ordered a post form countertop with a backsplash attached. Because I don't yet know the size of the kitchen sink, I will cut the hole on site. So, what is the correct tool and procedure? Cut it from above or below? use a saber saw or router? Some other tool? Special blades/cutters? I know the idea is to avoid chipping the laminate. Someone told me to cut just shy of my outline and then sand. That's great until I get into the curved corners.

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Old 03-16-04, 05:33 PM
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Turn the top upside down, use an upcut blade. NO need to sand at all. Just make sure you cut the corners in a radius or you're going to be drinking heavily that night and be in one xxx off mood
 

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Many sinks come with a template for the sizing and shape of the opening.
 
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Old 03-17-04, 02:57 PM
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Dear FB, thanks. I assume you mean a saber saw/ jig saw with an upcut blade? How many teeth per inch do you recommend?

Thanks.
 
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Old 03-17-04, 07:19 PM
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joe,

I'm stealing from Bosch here, but their recommendation for laminated particle board is 16-20 tpi.

Tom
 
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Old 03-24-04, 12:57 PM
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Be sure to apply 100% silicon sealer to the edge after cutting. This will help prevent water from getting underneath the laminate causing it to warp.
 
 

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