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Cutting worktop to fit fridge/freezer

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Keitai, 1 Jun 2019.

  1. Keitai

    Keitai

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    I want to take my fridge out and put a taller fridge/freezer. Would I cut the worktop with circular saw then finish with handsaw?

    Will the remaining worktop (to left) be supported by cabinets? It seems to go into wall on right I'd that a problem? 20190601_094750.jpg 20190601_094634.jpg
     
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    Yes, cupboards support work top , easy enough to cut with a sharp handsaw.
     
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    if your not reusing the offcut and want to minimize the chipping screw a bit off 12mm ply or mdf to the scrap side as a sacaraficial bit off timber
    you can also if your using a circular screw a baton on to the sheet material allowing for the base offset
    draw a mark on the worktop front edge and on the wall at the back where the cut will be
    draw a line on the sheet material where the cut line will be then match them up

    if you want to save the off cut make the board a bit longer on the waste side and use 2 or 3 clamps on the front edge on the waste side
     
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    How many centimeters more than the width of the fridge should i cut the worktop ?
     
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    20mm over-hang to work top should be left if the dimension allow .
     
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    I used a piece of ply as a fence.when I finished the cut with a hand saw I was cutting down the wall and luckily just slightly the electric cable. Maybe u can see in picture 20190623_150715.jpg 20190623_163059.jpg
     
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