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Published on Apr 21, 2010
Get one here: http://bit.ly/cQ4344 The process of cutting Formica cabinet or door edges can be done best with a plastic laminate hand slitter. It works great for making cuts on countertop-edges, backslashes, or cabinet doors. The special hand tool cost between $130 and $150. There are two adjustments that can be made to accommodate the thickness of plastic laminate and the width you need to cut.
1)Insert the laminate against the hand slitter fence. 2)Pull with one hand while pushing with the other.
The Formica cutting tool should be adjusted so that it just barely breaks through the surface of the plastic. Then you should be able to gently twist the area that you cut with the slitter and the two pieces should separate rather easily.
If you plan on doing a lot of plastic laminate cabinet recovering or resurfacing, this hand cutting tool is what you need. It's great for making clean cuts and seams in plastic laminate an dis the ideal tool for cutting Formica door edges.