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Re: Cutting Formica?

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Posted by Dwight Elvey/">Dwight Elvey on November 5, 1998 18:30:45 UTC

: : Is there a trick or tip to cutting Formica accurately without chipping it? : The way that I know about is using a router with a small bit. This is how : the stuff is cut (very carefully at that) to make tops, etc. Also note that : it is backed up with something stiff. You may want to use some double sided : tape to hold it down before doing the routing. Good Luck. Bob May

Hi For rough cutting, use a utility knife and scribe the back of the formica. Fold at the scribe and it will break with a rough edge. If you expect to have a finished edge when you are done, be about 1/4 inch large and use a router to finish it with a guide or bit with bearing. The scribe method is the was Crazy Ed does it. Dwight

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