cutting rsi solid surface vanity top

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by jsoscv, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. jsoscv

    jsoscv New Member

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    I bought an estate solid surface vanity top by rsi 22x61
    the problem is I had to buy a 48 " vanity because the two side walls are only 57" apart.
    so I have to cut the top down a few inches on each side
    does anybody know how I can do this with this type of material?
    what type of saw and blade should I use?

    thank you for any help
    jsoscv
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    A good fine-tooth carbide tip circular saw blade will work. Put masking tape on the finished side, and cut from the back side to minimize chips.
  3. jsoscv

    jsoscv New Member

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    thank you

    thanks jimbo im new to this type of work and appreciate the help
    I will let you know how it goes in a week or so

    jsoscv
  4. jsoscv

    jsoscv New Member

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    countertop done

    jimbo your advice worked out to be just right

    used a 150 tooth 7"oldham circular saw blade to cut within a 1//4" of size and used a belt sander with 50 grit to finish it off ,no problem looks and fits perfect. oldham also makes a blade just for that material (solid surface, corian and rsi types ) they were out of stock on this one.
    make sure you do this outside because of a lot of dust
    and just put it on saw horses

    thanks again for your help
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2005
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