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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 18th May 19, 10:30 AM
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    Cutting granite.
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    • 18th May 19, 10:30 AM
    Cutting granite. 18th May 19 at 10:30 AM
    Wondering if this is a job too far or will just take too long to cut to be worth bothering.

    Been offered a slab of granite 2m long under 1m wide 20mm thick

    It will fit in the car, with bodies to help lift probably 70-80kg

    I can use it in a utility/garage as a worktop but it is too long and wide(need around 600mm) for the space so needs cutting down, the cut edges will be against walls so do not have to 100% I could run a row of tiles to hide.

    I think I have the diamond discs for my angle grinder or will need to buy one.

    previous plan was cheap worktop as they come in the right size to just fit.
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    • keith969
    • By keith969 18th May 19, 11:41 AM
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    I wouldn't use granite for a garage worktop, it will scratch and chip easily. Mine is made of old scaffold boards - takes a lot of knocks.
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    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 19th May 19, 2:47 PM
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    More trouble than it is worth I would say.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 19th May 19, 6:05 PM
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    • 19th May 19, 6:05 PM
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    • 19th May 19, 6:05 PM
    All this just for a bench top?


    Get an old piece of laminate. much easier to move, manhandle and cut.
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 20th May 19, 7:38 AM
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    That's the conclusion more bother than its worth for that job.
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