How to cut Formica Laminate

Formica is a durable, heat-resistant plastic laminate that is most commonly used on countertops. It's easy to clean and affordable, with a wide range of styles available. It's possible to cut Formica with power tools like a circular saw, jigsaw, or table saw, but it's best to use a simple utility knife for a clean, straight cut that won't scratch the surface.

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Step 1

Place the Formica sheet on a firm work table.

step 2

Measure and mark the cut lines with a tape measure and pencil.

step 3

Place a straight edge along the cut line on the side of the line that contains the longer section of Formica.

Step 4

Tension the straight edge and the Formica with C-brackets at both ends to the table top.

Step 5

Use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the housing screw from a utility knife. Open the case and insert a plastic / laminate blade into the slot. Screw the case back together.

Step 6

Run the blade along the straight edge to get the cut line. Use firm pressure and work slowly and carefully so you don't run off the cut line. Get the cut line twice.

Step 7

Lift the short side of the formica until it clicks into place. If necessary, smooth the Formica edge with sandpaper or a file.

Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • pencil
  • Straight edge
  • 2 C-brackets
  • Utility knife with plastic / Laminate blade
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Sandpaper or file (optional)

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