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  • Cutting marble?

    Hello-

    I have an old marble sink top vanity that I would like to use in a bathroom that I am remodeling. In order to fit, it will need to be cut as it is too long from side to side. What are my options for cutting the marble? I have a Rigid worm drive circular saw...it there a specialty blade I can get? Looking for some suggestions.

    Thanks!

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    teo, i've done this many times. i use a "mk" 4.5'' tile saw. it looks like a circular saw and spins at 10,000 rpm. cuts fast and clean. i use water to keep the blade cool and dust down. makes a very clean cut.

    a 7.25'' skill saw will cut the marble too. the blade should be a "turbo rim" style. a segmented tooth will be to ruff. use a wet sponge or spray bottle to keep it cool and dust free.

    diamond blades have come down in cost big time over the last few years. so a decent blade will cost you approx. $30. years ago this would have been $100. plus

    also a 4.5'' grinder with diamond balde will cut just as easy as the saw, but tuffer to keep it square.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Rick-

      Thanks for your prompt reply! I still have a couple Q's What is "mk"? Milwaukee? Also, which out of those methods do you most recommend? I want a nice clean, straight and smooth cut. I am assuming I will need to sand the edges after cutting, how have you sanded in the past?

      Thanks again!

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      • #4
        Is it marble or cultured marble?
        SSG, U.S. Army
        Retired
        K.I.S.S., R.T.F.M.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TOD
          Is it marble or cultured marble?

          Not really sure....how can I make that determination? And what are the implications if it is one or the other?

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          • #6
            Is the sink and counter all one? Looking at the bottom do you see bubbles in it?
            SSG, U.S. Army
            Retired
            K.I.S.S., R.T.F.M.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TOD
              Is the sink and counter all one? Looking at the bottom do you see bubbles in it?
              The sink and counter are separate. Or more correctly I should say that they can be separated. I cannot look at it now as I am not at home to inspect for bubbles.

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              • #8
                ''mk'' is a company based in torrance, calif. they make every kind of saw and blade for concrete , tile, marble, stone, ect. do a google search for mk saw.

                i would use my 4.5'' tile saw first since i have it. then a 4.5'' grinder. and last my 7.25'' skill saw. a proper blade will keep the polishing to a minimum. use water and the proper blade. support the cut to keep from breaking off.

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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