Sawing the worktop - this is how it works

When a countertop needs to be cut, you can not get around a saw. Which saws are used for which purposes, and how to proceed step by step in Zusägen the kitchen worktop, you will learn in detail in this post.

Saws for cutting

Basically, you can use the jigsaw only for cutouts in the worktop. This is because jigsaws never saw completely straight and exactly. This is by design, and for a jigsaw is not even made.

For cutting the worktop you also need a circular saw or a table saw - for a clean cut, of course, a table saw is best. Alternatively, it is also very good with a diving saw.

Treatment of the cut edges

All cut edges in cutouts should be treated after sawing, so that no water can penetrate through them. The easiest way is, if you grind the edges smooth (fine sandpaper) and then brush with silicone.

For freestanding edges, you can use so-called edge banding. This covers a visible cut edge. Usually, however, this can be avoided anyway, if one directs the cut-to-length side against the wall.

Diagonally worktop

To make a worktop abut in the corner is very unpleasant because of the rounded front edge. A much more stable connection can be achieved by sawing both mitred parts and fitting them together. The mitres must be sawn very precisely in this case. It is best to use a table saw.

Cut the worktop - step by step

  • countertop
  • Stencils for the recesses of the kitchen utensils and the sink
  • silicone
  • abrasive paper
  • tape measure
  • Pencil to mark
  • jigsaw
  • Table saw or circular saw for cutting to length
  • Drill and drill

1. Determine exact dimensions

Measure the kitchenette and the kitchen elements. Note that a free-standing end of the worktop should usually project beyond the kitchen elements by about 2 - 3 cm.

Also, determine the exact location of the sink and cooker cutouts and mark them on the back of the plate (if you can use stencils, it is sufficient to mark one corner).

2. Cut the plate to length

Extend the worktop to the determined length. It's best to use a table saw and make sure you have a perfect cut. If necessary, cut the mitres as well. Be very careful here.

Saw out cutouts

Place the stencils on the underside of the plate (Attention: be sure to lay them correctly, you saw on the underside!). Mark the required cutouts and drill a hole near a corner.

Thread the jigsaw through the hole and saw out the cutout carefully and slowly. Repeat this with all the necessary cutouts until your worktop has all the necessary cutouts.

Tips & Tricks

You can usually cut a worktop - including the cutouts - for a small extra charge in the hardware store. There, very precise machine tools are used for cutting. In addition, you save yourself a lot of work with it. It's usually worth it.

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