grinding granite

Old 09-14-19, 02:15 PM
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grinding granite

This might not be the right forum but...

I need to cut 1/16th inch off a granite counter top. The new slide-in range is 1/8th wider than the old one so won't fit in the cut-out in the countertop. I need to shave off the 16th and am grateful for any advice.
Old 09-14-19, 03:45 PM
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If you don't have experience with cutting stone I strongly suggest you call a professional.
You will need a diamond saw and a flow of water as you cut. Cutting a 1/16 will more likely be ground off rather than cut. Again a diamond Grinder will be necessary. Maintaining a straight edge will require some type of fence or guide.

How big is the counter top piece? Is it small enough to remove and bring to a granite counter top shop?
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You can cut/grind dry. It's an option if you don't have a helper to spritz the water and you don't have a watery muddy mess to clean up. It's much harder on your diamond blade and there will be a massive amount of dust. Wearing a good quality dust mask is recommended and you can have someone hold a shop vac hose near the cut to catch as much as possible before it escapes and coats everything in the room.

Better is to have someone with a spray bottle of water spray your cut area as you work. They will work the balance between keeping the dust down and blade cool against too much water and making a muddy, wet mess on the floor. In the end I find it's better to have too much water. At least the mess is contained in one small area where dust will get almost everywhere in the house.

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