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DIY Step Image - How to cut a bamboo benchtop . Blob storage upload.

Overview

We'll teach you what to do if you want to trim a bamboo benchtop yourself. You will see how to get a straight cut with the help of a straight edge, plus we'll show you how to set the depth of your saw so you get a neater cut.

Steps

1Prepare to cut the bamboo benchtop

Turn your benchtop upside down and protect the face underneath. Then measure and mark your cut line using a straight edge. Now prepare your saw by setting the depth of the blade so it is 10mm deeper than the thickness of the bench. This will help to give your cut a neat edge.
Person measuring and marking cut to be made on benchtop

2Cut the bamboo benchtop

Use your straight edge as a guide for your saw. Clamp it next to your cut line, set back as far from the line as the edge of the base plate on your saw is from the saw blade. Once the straight edge is in place, cut the benchtop and your job is done. 
Person using circular saw to cut bamboo benchtop

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