Ripping a composite board (cutting lengthwise) is trickier. Even the most experienced carpenters have found that when the power saw’s blade heats up, it creates slight waves along the cut line. Whenever possible, try to avoid ripping composite decking and use full boards for your surface.
If you have a composite hockey stick that is too long and are wondering how to cut a composite hockey stick, then rest assured. It is a doable task. Cutting down a composite hockey stick is easy enough. But before you cut your composite hockey stick make sure it needs it. The hockey stick head […]
Cut the remaining toe kick pieces from pressure-treated wood and composite material without grooves. Remember to cut a composite piece for the bottom of the steps. Cut stair treads from composite decking to overhang the toe kicks by about an inch.
Is there a way to cut the composite tops? If so I'd love to hear some suggestions. Most of the tops have a built in backsplash which will create a bit of trouble. I was thinking of cutting with my circular saw or possilby trying to run the router down the sides. I need to remove about 3/8" /- on each side.
But, I'd need to cut a 37" down to 33". Hence my question - how tough/easy is it to cut a vanity top? I guess my circ-saw could do it, maybe with a special blade?
Rip it — cut along the length of the board — to fit if necessary. If you're installing skirting, leave a 1-1/4-inch overhang. Set the board in place and attach with composite decking screws.
Composite countertop materials are still fairly new to the market, but are gaining in popularity thanks to their durability and easy-to-repair surfaces. Another benefit of this type of countertop is the simplicity with which you can install it; the cutting of the material is the most difficult step.
Take two sawhorses and set them on the plastic sheeting so that the solid surface countertop can be laid evenly on top of them. Allow for a slight area of overhang on either end to stop the countertop from falling while cutting takes place.