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Old 06-12-2006, 01:58 PM  
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This doesn't mean I still don't dable from time to time...

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Default Looks good!

Thanks for your help. It all looks good. Nice clean cuts (from underneath) and we scribed the back with an electric planer. Actually quite easy. Thanks.

Now I have to go onto flooring and post about what to do about a tear in our brand new vinyl floor. Oops!


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Default I love my planer.

I have a Bosch battery power planer, I use it for all kinds of things. Beats all that belt sanding dust!!!
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I've read around that you should use a down cut Jig Saw blade for the sink cut out when using a jig saw. Is this always the case, or only when cutting from a specific direction (ie. from the laminate side or underside)?
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Far easer for me to cut out the hole for the sink from the top side and use a down cutting blade. If that hole is not cut just right the top is trash so by doing it from the top I can be 100% sure the template sitting in the right spot.
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Even though it's an old thread, here a few thoughts from an amateur. First corner drill with the largest Forstner bit I own. To connect the holes, I've never used anything but a conventional, fine-tooth jigsaw blade in my trusty, variable-speed Bosch 1022, cutting from the "good" side. Slower, the better. Haven't ruined any countertops yet, and don't even know if my blades are cutting on the up- or down-stroke.

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