how to cut formica with a utility knife

How to Cut Formica With a Utility Knife

How to Cut Formica With a Utility Knife
Formica brand plastic laminate is most commonly used to cover countertops, cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Formica is a leading brand whose name has been synonymous with laminate for decades. Since all plastic laminates are essentially the same, cut

How to Cut Formica Countertops

How to Cut Formica Countertops
Formica countertops have been a favorite on kitchen cabinets for many years. Learning the secrets to installing them successfully includes how to cut them properly. Except for the mitered corners, Formica countertops can be cut with a combination of

How to Cut Fruit With Rinds

How to Cut Fruit With Rinds
Edit Article Fruits such as honeydew, cantaloupe, and pineapple are delicious. However, if you don't know the proper way to cut them, time will stand in the way of enjoying your fresh fruit. Follow this guide to ensure great tasting melons every time

How to Cut Flagstone With a Chisel

How to Cut Flagstone With a Chisel
Flagstone is sedimentary stone that is characterized by being flat and thin and having varying color patterns. Flagstone is used to create patios, walkways and driveways, as well as other home improvement projects. Most flagstone has irregular edges;

How to Cut Logs With a Band Saw

How to Cut Logs With a Band Saw
A band saw has a vertical blade that is in a fixed position on a workbench. You can use the band saw to cut logs and create a store of wood for use with a wood-burning fireplace. Before cutting logs using a band saw, it is important to prepare the wo

How to Cut Hay With a Sickle Mower

How to Cut Hay With a Sickle Mower
Growing hay is a very rewarding farm crop since you can make anywhere from $60 to $200 a ton for the hay you bale. Baling hay requires a lot of work and machinery, but you can save money on the machinery you use to harvest the hay. Instead of using a

How to Cut Concrete With a 7" Dry Cut Diamond Blade

How to Cut Concrete With a 7" Dry Cut Diamond Blade
If you need to cut through concrete, you must use a masonry saw blade such as a 7-inch dry-cut diamond blade. A diamond blade is not cheap, but in many cases, the cost is less than renting a walk-behind concrete cutter. To use a diamond blade, you mu

How to Cut Grass With a Weed Whacker

How to Cut Grass With a Weed Whacker
Weed whackers are also known as line trimmers, strimmers or weed eaters. These lawn care tools consist of a motorized trimmer made from a flexible nylon line rather than the blades of a lawn mower. While a lawn mower is easier to use for trimming a l

How to Cut Molding With a Circular Saw

How to Cut Molding With a Circular Saw
Much of the molding that is installed on the inside or outside of a modern house can be cut with a circular saw. This is not the only way to complete the task, but cutting with a circular saw is straightforward, the tool is comparatively inexpensive

How to Cut Fabric With the Cricut

How to Cut Fabric With the Cricut
The Cricut, a personal die cutting machine by Provo Craft, is a handy tool for anyone who likes to craft. This machine is most often used by paper crafters to embellish homemade cards and scrapbook pages, but it isn't limited to cutting paper. Use yo

How to Cut Foam With a Cricut

How to Cut Foam With a Cricut
Craft foam is an inexpensive material sold in thin sheets or pre-cut shapes. It is usually used by children, but craft foam can also be used to dress up more adult craft projects such as scrapbook pages and homemade cards. Rather than hand-cutting cr

How to Cut Threads With a Die

How to Cut Threads With a Die
Cutting threads on a steel bar is a fairly easy project. You may need to do this in order to create a shaft or bolt for a special project that you can not purchase a standard bolt for. It is a good idea to practice on a few scrap pieces so that you c

How to cut vinyl tile around a toilet

How to cut vinyl tile around a toilet
Vinyl tile is a common solution to bathroom flooring needs, and is one of the easiest flooring projects for the do-it-yourself homeowner. While installing vinyl tile along walls and the vanity is straightforward, many novices encounter problems cutti

How to Cut Open Neon Glow Sticks

How to Cut Open Neon Glow Sticks
Neon glow sticks are used as a safety precaution during holidays such as Halloween and the 4th of July, so that children can be safely seen at night. While the material inside the neon glow stick is nontoxic, care should be taken not to ingest the li

How to Cut a Window Screen

How to Cut a Window Screen
Since window screens must be thin enough to allow air to pass through while preventing insects, dust, and debris from entering your home, they can be prone to damage. If a screen on your home is damaged you can replace it yourself by purchasing new s

How to Cut Aluminum Flashing

How to Cut Aluminum Flashing
Aluminum flashing protects the fascia board of your home from the elements. The aluminum flashing is thin and lends itself to a variety of cutting methods. If you do not have a manual powered jump shear, you can use tin snips or a utility knife to cu

How to Cut Holes in Plaster & Lath

How to Cut Holes in Plaster & Lath
Lath and plaster walls were once a common way to finish interior surfaces. Plaster stayed cool in the summer and retained heat in the winter. However, after contractors discovered the low cost of gypsum wallboard, lath and plaster was discarded as bu

How to Cut Steel Braided Hoses

How to Cut Steel Braided Hoses
A steel braided hose is a rubber hose that contains a braided steel center. The diameter of the hose depends on the thickness of both the rubber and the steel braiding. Steel braided hoses provide a strong, pressure resistant hose for use in a variet

How to Strip Paint With a Heat Gun

How to Strip Paint With a Heat Gun
Without the mess of chemical strippers or the expense of professional paint stripping services, heat guns work well to strip away layers of old paint. Whether you’re restoring an antique piece or renovating the inside of your home, the process can be

How to Cover Chairs With Vinyl

How to Cover Chairs With Vinyl
A dining room or kitchen chair covered in fabric is typically a food-stained mess. You could protect every chair in your home with an old towel to prevent these stains or you could re-cover them in something that won't stain. Vinyl can be cleaned wit
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