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Any advise on cutting a sinkhole in a post form countertop? What is the best bit? What about using a template, or free-hand? Is the router the best tool to use or should I go with a jig saw? Thanks for replying.
 

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Hi,Gerry: If you are going to do alot of counter tops, it would pay to make a template
and use a router with a template guide, and a spiral bit. A sink basin usually comes with a paper template, or instructions for making the hole. I would suggest you lay out the paper template, drill holes through the counter top and use a jig saw with a good blade. Don't push it to hard those post forms do chip.
Good luck. Woodnut65
 

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I pushed the blade too often and I am not happy with the hole. I mounted and under mount sink so I will probbaly go with a router to finish it tight to the bowl with a guided bit that will guide on the bowl below. Havent done it yet because you only get one chance to do it right. When I do I will post. Good luck
 

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Professionals use templates for fast accurate cuts. There is no room for error on expensive counter tops, and no saw will give you the finish a router will, with the possible exception of a rotary saw such as a "RotoZip". Keep in mind that a rotary saw is actually a small router with a spiral cutting bit.
 

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