How can I save time fabricating sink cut-outs? That is what we at Sinai Marble & Granite asked ourselves two years ago when we where a small shop in a garage and were sick of making amateur sink cut-outs that were as lumpy as a camel’s back. I can do a sink cut-out without a hard template, but it takes a lot of skill and concentration. There were just too many little mess-ups that were a pain to fix. Ultimately, we came up with “the 10-minute sink cut-out” - an easy step-by-step system that will produce a perfect sink cut-out every time. Moreover, even the least-skilled workers in the shop will be able to successfully repeat the process over and over.
For Step Two, I use an Alpha AWS-125 tile saw with a 5-inch contour turbo blade (Figure 1). I use the saw to “step cut,” meaning I take two or three passes before I cut all the way through the slab. This way, I don’t burn out my saw. We cut about ¼ inch inside the sink outline, so there are no mistakes (Figure 2).
The whole job - from start to polish - is 10 minutes for an average sink cut-out. This step-by-step system will give you a consistent sink reveal every time and does not require a lot of skill. To see this system in action, visit: www.sinaimarbleandgranite.com/tools/videos.html