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Cutting Your Board

Please adhere to all of the safety warnings and directions that come with any of your power tools.

Trimming your boards:
*THE CUTTING BOARD COMPANY ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR MISCUTS, AND OR DAMAGE TO THE BOARD, YOUR PROPERTY, AND OR ANY BODILY INJURY INCLUDING LOSS OF LIMB AND/OR DEATH FROM THE MACHINING OF YOUR BOARD. THESE DIRECTIONS ARE FOR THE EXPERIENCED TOOL USERS ONLY.

The following instructions are intended ONLY for our Polyethylene Plastic Cutting Boards.

How to drill your cutting board:

How to cut your cutting board

How to drill your cutting board

Things you'll need:

  • A drill
  • 1/2" drill bit (this will give some play)
  • A clamp
  • Marker
  • Safety goggles

Steps:

  1. Put on goggles
  2. If your old board's holes do not go all the way through the board, use a ½ " drill bit and finish drilling them all the way through the old board.
  3. Place your new board on a flat surface, with a flat scrap block underneath that you can drill into.
  4. Place the old board on top of the new board and align, if the new board is larger make sure you align accordingly.
  5. When you have them aligned, mark both holes(this will help you align after the first hole) use the clamp to clamp them     together, as soon as you make a starter hole, you can move the old board out of the way while you finish.
  6. Align the holes again and repeat for the second hole.
  7. Sanitize your new board and enjoy.

 

How to cut your board?

Method 1
Things you need:

  • A circular saw with a good carbide tipped blade (smoothest cut)
  • A washable marker (do not use PENCIL as it does not come off easily)
  • A square or "T"
  • A tape measure
  • safety goggles

Steps:

  1. Put on goggles
  2. Mark your distance using the washable marker, mark in at least 2 spots.
  3. Using the square, connect the dots as in step 2, measure everything again.
  4. Follow the line with saw.
  5. If you want rounded edges, you can use a 1/4" round over self guided carbide tipped router blade.

 

Method 2: for a straighter cut
Things you need:

  • A circular saw with a good carbide tipped blade (smoothest cut)
  • A washable marker (do not use PENCIL as it does not come off easily)
  • A square or "T"
  • Tape measure
  • Safety goggles
  • A 2x3 or 2x4 that is very straight
  • Clamps

Steps:

  1. Put on goggles
  2. Mark your distance using the washable marker, mark in at least 2 spots.
  3. Using the square, connect the dots as in step 2
  4. Making sure your saw is unplugged, measure the distance from the blade, to the right side of the saw (assuming you have a right handed saw, if you have a left saw then from the left side)
  5. Mark that measurement from the line you drew in step 3
  6. Clamp the 2x4 with the edge on that line
  7. Place your saw along the edge of the 2x4, the blade should line up with your cut line. If not, move the 2x4 until it does.
  8. Plug in your saw, check the line again, and cut.
  9. If you want rounded edges, you can use a 1/4" round over self guided carbide tipped router blade.

 

Method 3: for the straightest cut
Things you need:

  • A TABLE saw with a good carbide tipped blade (smoothest cut)
  • Safety goggles

Steps:

  1. Put on goggles
  2. Adjust your rip fence to the desired cut
  3. Cut board

 

Note: There are many commercial products available to use with your saw to make straight cuts. We highly recommend using one for someone not comfortable with the above directions, or for someone making multiple cuts.