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  • kb0zke
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Cutting the countertop
Supposedly, I have a Corian countertop. The only evidence I have for that is the information on the BeamAlarm site. I have never found a Corian name in the countertop anywhere.

How difficult is it to enlarge the kitchen faucet holes? The new...

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  • nitehawk
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Re: Cutting the countertop
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Small increase in hole size? Drill attachment with sandpaper.
Large increase in hole size? Stepped drill from HF.
Material comes off like wood dust from same type work. Powder or small flakes.
Hold a light up under the countertop. If you see the a...

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  • kb0zke
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Thanks. I just tried the light test and saw a nice yellow glow.

Two of the three holes need to be enlarged about 1/4 inch. The center one, though, has to nearly double.

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Thanks. I just tried the light test and saw a nice yellow glow.

Two of the three holes need to be enlarged about 1/4 inch. The center one, though, has to nearly double.

You can also plug the hole...

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For the ones that need to be enlarged by a quarter inch, a step drill that has larger steps can be used by drilling from both directions, since the Corian is ½" thick and the steps on the drills range from about every 1/16" to a quarter inch step...

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David, get a hole saw the right size that you need and drill a hole through a piece of 3/4 plywood.  Make the plywood big enough so that you can clamp it to the existing countertop.  If you have to do all three make three holes in the plywood...

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  • kb0zke
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A Roto-Zip did the work very quickly. Yes, there is some white powder, but it isn't all that much, and I suspect that the vacuum cleaner will take care of it quickly. The new faucet is almost in. I'll add a picture to the album in my ad in the...

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I just replace my kitchen faucet in a Corian countertop in a 1998U 270. Used a step bit from harbor freight as already suggested. Use light pressure as it moves through it quickly. You may need to also drill from the bottom to get a hole with the...

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