Joining Worktops

31 Aug 2004
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United Kingdom
I'm in the process of fitting my new u-shape kitchen and I'm not sure about tackling the job of joining the worktops at the corners using a jig and a router.

I can hire the jig and router from my local hire shop for a about £10 per day. I want to give the job a go myself, is there any advice anyone can give me before starting the job.


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I have never done this but I watched our fitters do it. Use clamps to hold the jig in place and I would think several small passes and not the full depth cut in one. They supported the work surface on 2 work horses/workmates.

I would say get a cutoff pice of worktop to practice on first.

This type of joint looks much better than the type that has a metal joining strip.

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u would pay only £40 to get this job done proffessionally saving lost worktops so why bother phone around and ask for butt and scibes prices u will be surprised some smaller companys will help out

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