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Old 03-31-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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Cutting a hole through corian

I want to add a water filter with dispenser to my kitchen sink. My counter top is corian. I need to drill a hole through the corian to install the faucet. It look fairly simple. Has anyone done this and/or ran into any issues?
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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Corian is a plastic composite. It can be drilled, routed and sawed. A forstner bit will work but drill slow to avoid building up heat. Those bits also come in a variety of sizes that will work for a your sink fixtures.

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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Corian is a plastic composite. It can be drilled, routed and sawed. A forstner bit will work but drill slow to avoid building up heat. Those bits also come in a variety of sizes that will work for a your sink fixtures.

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X2 and also the caution about over speeding the bit.
Corian will burn (brown) if overheated.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:29 AM   #4
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When I work in a counter top and cabinet shop we always used paddle bits for straight holes like your wanting. Just use a new bit and don't let the shreds fill the hole as your drilling. If at all possible have a shop-vac running to keep it clear.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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Hole saw works fine also, run slow, drip water, be patient. Piece of cake. Works on real granite also.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Hole saw is your best best, done it several times on home counter top. Didn't use any water/lubricant, just slow steady speed and light pressure.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:10 PM   #8
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Done and success.


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So, what did you use? Hole saw, paddle bit?
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #10
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Hole Saw. It worked great.
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