This how i cut the countertop for this drop in apron farm sink.
Cutting countertop for drop in sink.
If your sink doesn t come with a template or if you bought a good looking closeout sale sink without a box you can make your own by laying the sink on the countertop making sure the sink is positioned evenly and tracing around the edges with a pencil.
Farmhouse sinks or apron sinks have an exposed front and a deep basin.
Turning the sink upside down on the countertop and tracing around it gives you the rough perimeter.
Drop ins are secured by hidden metal clips under the countertop as well as a bead of silicone caulk under the sink s edge.
The sink basin drops straight into the countertop cut out and the perimeter lip holds everything in place.
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Don t cut around the marked line because it will be too wide and the sink will fall through.
Cutting a sink opening into a countertop can seem intimidating but it s straightforward.
A drop in sink has a visible lip around its perimeter that rests flat on the countertop.
There are numerous ways to create a straight rigid edge.
Set the depth on your circular saw to 1 8 in 0 32 cm deeper than the countertop.
Besides slower cutting the price you pay for using a rotary cutter is that you might run through two or three blades per sink cut out.
This will allow the saw to cut cleanly through the whole countertop.
The basin is not covered by cabinets.
Much easier than an undermount installation.
These sinks have a rim that rests on top of the counter s surface.
Because the sink is evenly supported around its entire perimeter drop in sinks are often made from heavy materials such as cast iron or.
Drop in sinks are also called top mount or self rimming sinks.
To cut a hole for a sink it s easiest to use a jigsaw which allows for great control.
The countertop will probably be the same thickness everywhere.
Extra cutting tool blades.
Measure the thickest part of the countertop and set your saw to just a bit deeper than that thickness.