What do I need to consider when looking at cutting a benchtop?

When cutting a laminate benchtop, there are a couple of things to consider; namely, getting the cut point correction and preventing the laminate from chipping.

To get the correct cut point, place the benchtop into position on the base cabinets and the overhang. Standard overhand is 4cm, so subtract 4cm from the overhang to find your cut line.

To prevent the laminate from chipping when cutting, simply apply masking tape to the cut line on the upward face and underside of the laminate.