“What tools do I need for fitting a kitchen worktop?” Question of the Week 15.07.17
“What tools do I need for fitting a kitchen worktop?”
Our most recent ‘Question of the Week’ was sent in by Ollie in Weymouth, who emailed in to ask what kind of tools he would need when fitting a worktop.
“I’m about to order a wood worktop from you and before I do, I want to know whether there are any specialist tools required for fitting a kitchen worktop, or whether it can be completed with relatively basic DIY tools.”
Thanks for your question, and for choosing Worktop Express as the supplier of your new kitchen worktops.
If no major alterations are required for your new surface, fitting is a relatively straightforward task. We recommend that the worktop is fitted to your kitchen cabinets using slotted angle brackets which simply screw directly into the worktop and the cabinet below.
If you are planning on cutting worktops to size, you will need to consider the appropriate tools, including a circular saw and / or electric router. You can read more about cutting worktops in our dedicated information guide: ‘How to Cut Wood Worktops for Kitchens to Size’.
Other customisations, including the addition of a profile edge or apertures for kitchen sinks and hobs can also be cut using an electric router. Other customisations can be made easier using one of our worktop jigs, which are a template that helps – amongst other amendments – when cutting worktop connector bolt recesses. Find out more about using jigs by reading our ‘Using Router Jigs to Customise a Wood Worksurface’ information guide.
Lastly, I would recommend that you read our ‘Installing Our Wooden Worksurfaces’ Nutshell information guide, which covers everything else you might need to know about installing our worktops. Many of the details covered in this guide, and those above, also apply to laminate worktops.
If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us again.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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