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Cutting 900mm worktop

Discussion in 'Building' started by williamglossop, 24 Feb 2021.

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    I have tried/failed to cut an island kitchen worktop 2day. Its 900 mm wide and finished on both edges. When I cut through the left hand side of the laminate worktop, no problems. But as the router got to the other side, it made a right mess. How do u cut both sides with a router? Is the only way to do a climb cut on the right side edge? Or is there another way.
     
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    Don’t you go in from both sides to avoid breaking out? Although never done a full cut with a router as I use a plunge saw
     
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    Problem is going in from the right hand side - you're pushing the router the wrong way (climb cut aka pull cut), but I'm worried it'll cause a mess too. I think the only way is to flip it over...... but my concern is, if I cut say an inch into the work top from the right hand side, then flip it over, its how a line the straight edge up now that I've I've flipped it over, so the cut along the face up side lines up perfectly with the inch cut id made earlier
     
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    Try clamping something to the edge to keep the formaldhyde from splitting out

    Nozzle
     
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    If you don't have a jig, or can't guarantee clamping on a guide when you flip the top over, then go to about 5mm of the edge and then smooth the last bit off with a file or sanding block.
     
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    Jig & flip it over. Silverline jig is about £40 on ebay, with the price of worktop its worth it.
     
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