Fitting a kitchen worktop

21 May 2003
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United Kingdom
Hi. I'm fitting my own kitchen next week. The only bit (I think!) that really causes me concern is the worktop. It as one corner joint, for which I plan to hire a worktop jig to use with my friends router.

I've never used either of these things before, and my carpentry skills are probably between beginner and intermediate. How simple is this to do, and what do I need to watch out for?

Any help/advice much appreciated!
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follow the instructions that come with the jig.
make sure you use a big router (1800watts plus)

use a sharp cutter.

also check the jig to see if anyone has nicked the channel for the guide bush as its easily done and it screws up the hole joint

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In addition to my advice on the subject previously you must always let the cutter stop rotating completely before lifting the router because if you catch the jig on the way out it may cost you £100 plus for a replacement. Always feed the cutter into the curved face of the worktop first and the best advice is like before to practice on your old worktops because for some cuts you will need to turn the worktop over and rout from the back in order to allow the cutter to run the correct way.

This diagram on page 8 should give you all the info you need to do it right-----

Good luck.

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