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How do you cut Formica laminate?

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Ways to cut Formica laminate include using a utility knife, a table saw or handheld power saw or a router. When using a utility knife, first protect the surface area with masking tape and then make the cut, using a straight edge to cut accurately.

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If you have full sheets of Formica to cut, use a table saw to cut the pieces into more manageable sizes. Cut the pieces bigger than needed in case the surface chips during cutting. Use a router when the laminate is already glued down and simply needs a bit of a trim. Press the leading edge of the bit into the material, moving in a counterclockwise direction.

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