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Installation Tools and Supplies

The tools and supplies needed to do a complete installation, including; applying end cap, applying end splash, cutting sinkhole, assembling miter, scribing, and securing countertop to cabinets are listed below. Other common items may be needed.

See individual headings that describe in detail the steps to do a professional-looking countertop installation. You may not need all tools listed (e.g., if you are not applying an end cap you will not need the trim router, flush-trim bit, brush or roller, contact adhesive, contact adhesive solvent, j-roller, petroleum jelly, etc.)

  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Belt sander (Fig.1)
  • Router and laminate flush-trim bit  (Figs. 2 & 3)
  • Jigsaw (Fig.4) and wood cutting
  • jigsaw blades
  • Power drill and Phillips bit
  • Drill bits
  • Sawhorses
  • 7/16″ open-end wrench
  • Pencil compass
  • Caulking gun
  • Hand file (fine tooth)
  • Pencil or marking pen
  • Laminate roller or J-roller
  • Small paint roller or brush
  • Wood glue
  • Water-resistant wood glue (Titebond® III works well)
  • Contact adhesive
  • Contact adhesive solvent
  • Panel adhesive
  • Caulk
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Lubricant (Petroleum jelly)
  • Build-up strips
  • Rags

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

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