How to Cut Corian Countertops With Simple Tools

Last Updated on March 21, 2021 by James

Curiously looking for the ways to smoothly cut Corian? Well, a few years ago, homeowners are not allowed to purchase Corian and majority of other solid surface brands. You can buy it from authorized dealers.

However, in recent times you can buy full-size top condition Corian sheets, and many more such things easily without any foundation. Now, Corian is specially used to design Kitchens as well as Washroom countertops.

Majority of architectures and contractors nowadays prefer to use Corian because of its aesthetics and ergonomics nature. Also, Corian is quite easy to maintain and clean, Since it has a synthetic composition in it, therefore, it’s incredibly durable too.

Moreover, Corian gives a premium finish to an infrastructure. At this point, you need to learn how to cut Corian like a pro. At last, you don’t need any professional contractors to install the new countertops.

So, let’s learn how to DIY cutting projects by following guidelines.

How to cut Corian?

It’s not essential to be an expert to work with Corian. Moreover, you have to make sure that you have specific types of saws such as circular saws as well as table saws which you can use. Also, if you have a larger Corian, then you need a more prominent platform as well as a tool to deal with it.

Now, if you are not able to cut the Corian at the first try then keep on practicing so that a time comes when you get desirable results out from your cuts.

So, here is the complete step by step guide which can help you deal with Corian Slabs.

Step 1: Preparations

There a lot of ways in which you can cut Corian countertops; however, we’re going to focus on a simple, easy method which utilizes power tools.

Here you’ll require the following tools.

  1. Saw Bed That Has a Sliding Tray
  2. Drop-cut Saw
  3. Portable Circular Saw
  4. Beam Saw
  5. Vertical Panel Saw
  6. Radial Arm Saw

Step 2: Set a Cutting Platform

  1. Don’t Rush! Take your time to prepare before cutting.
  2. Start measuring the area where the countertop will go and then use these measurements to measure and mark the countertop itself.
  3. Now mark the cutline on the back of the Corian countertop. To avoid chipping you must cut the Corian slab from the backside.
  4. Lay down your slab on two sawhorses, a workbench, or a similar sturdy area that allows for a full cut.

Step 3: Cut from the Back

As we have already discussed before that first, you have to lay the Corian Countertop so that the backside is facing up.

  1. Start cutting the Corian with the circular saw equipped with a TCG blade. Make sure you cut the slab slowly and gently through the cut line.
  2. You’ll be surprised that how quickly you the cut Corian with a circular saw.
  3. Always remember that you move slowly through the duration of the cut. If your circular saw blade starts smoking, then you’re moving too fast, and you must move slowly and steadily.

Step 3: Finish the Edges

  1. Once you’ve cut the Corian Countertop, it’s now ready to install.
  2. However, those who are looking for a more smoother finish on the edges, or even a rounded finish, can use sandpaper to accomplish the risk.
  3. Now, you have to sand the edges to the coveted smoothness or roundness. Sandpapers help you to remove any sanding lines for a polished overall look.

The Conclusion

Learning how to cut the Corian is quite an easy task. All you have to do is ensure that which tool is used to cut and make straight, smooth as well as splendidly clean Corian slab. Unlike other materials, corianders is fundamentally being chipped and gouged if you do the job rashly.

Moreover, you don’ want to damage the material as it is quite expensive and rarely available. You do have some basic knowledge, a helpful partner, as well as a circular saw equipped with a right blade.

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