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  1. #1
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    Default cutting cultured marble

    I've got a very large cultured marble vanity top that I'm trying to remove. I'd like to cut it in two to remove it. Can I use a regular circular saw?

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    nope like other "stone" products you're going to need a "wet" saw to do cut it because the blade can get too hot and ruin your saw.

    The best thing to do is muscle it out.
    Debby in Oklahoma

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    Yes, you can cut it with the same masonry saw blades you'd use to cut stone or concrete. The problem is it is a dusty, smelly, messy job to cut any type of "masonry" product, so I agree with Debby that muscling it out would be the best course of action. There's got to be a friend of neighbor or a few small children that can help with the heave-ho.

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    Ooops I'm sorry I forgot to mention the masonry blade.
    Debby in Oklahoma

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    The only thing I'm going to put towards this argument is this. I buy my cultured products directly from a manufacturer that also install their own products. They recommend masonry blades. I've watched their installers and they use diamond blades in both circular saws and in angle grinders. I've used diamond blades to cut and grind on cultured products with no ill effects to the blades. I've used steel saber and jigsaw blades to enlarge cut-outs for new sinks and they don't last for poop! I've not seen a carbide tipped blade for a saber/jigsaw or I'd have probably tried that too.

    I figure if the manufacturer uses and recommends a certain type of blade, that's good enough for me.

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    Sprucey,

    Quickie Google landed this.

    I buy Boschie 9"ers locally......two in a pack for $20.

    Great for cutting concrete, etc.


    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...key=THDSiteMap

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    ****ie! How DARE thee post a link to Evil Orange! We're supposed to be fighting the Evil, not supporting it!

    Alright, guys, maybe I should have said that I've not seen a carbide saber/jigsaw blade at the local supply house the LAST time I needed one, which was a few years ago. Sheesh! Always the sticklers for accuracy!

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    ****ie! How DARE thee post a link to Evil Orange! We're supposed to be fighting the Evil, not supporting it!

    Okay, my bad. But like I said...it was a quickie Google thing. Too tired and too late to go huntin' around......ya know?

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    nothing a cple swings w/the hammer cant handle....wear eye protection....trust me

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    Default Re: cutting cultured marble

    Quote Originally Posted by murphmgh View Post
    nothing a cple swings w/the hammer cant handle....wear eye protection....trust me
    That's what I've been thinking all along, too. I've never had reason/need to cut one up/piece it out.......but I've seen some chipped units. And that chipping happened accidently.

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