How to Cut Swanstone

Swanstone is a brand name solid surfacing material used mainly in kitchens, shower stalls, utility rooms and bathrooms. Swanstone is manufactured from polymers and provides a tough surface, which is resistant to chemicals, heat and impact damage. Swanstone is an eco-friendly option because it is made to last longer than comparable materials and has no negative impact on soil or water.

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Cutting Swanstone

Step 1

Measure the length and width to fit Swanstone to countertops, shower stalls and vanities with a tape measure or make a paper template with heavyweight paper. Place the paper over the area to make a template and hold it in place with masking tape. Cut along the edges with a utility knife.

Step 2

Mark the measurements directly on the back of the Swanstone or lay the template on the Swanstone and trace around it with a pencil.

Step 3

Use a straight edge to extend the measurement marks across the piece of Swanstone.

Step 4

Place the Swanstone between two sawhorses with the measurement lines facing upward.

Step 5

Equip a circular saw with a 60-tooth carbide blade, which will provide a smooth cut. Blade-tooth size refers to the number of cutting ridges on a saw blade. The more cutting ridges or teeth on a saw blade, the smoother and sharper the cut.

Step 6

Follow the scribed cutting line but do not push the circular saw forcefully. Allow the saw to pull through the Swanstone.


Sal Marco

Sal Marco began writing professionally in 2009. He has written many online home improvement articles based on his more than 20 years of experience in the home improvement and building industries. He has worked as both part of a team and as a site supervisor. Marco has a Bachelor of Science in management science from Kean University.