Join Date: May 2013
Location: Périgord-Limousin National Park in SW France
I've just done this, so here are my suggestions. Make sure that the cut is made from the right side if using a circular or bandsaw, or from the wrong side if using a jigsaw, that way the cutting force is towards the laminate surface and you reduce chipping. I was also advised to put a strip of strong adhesive tape on the laminate where you plan to cut, it helps steady the edges of the cut and prevent chipping.
Fitting the edge banding is easy - assuming you have the "iron-on" variety with hot melt glue, but trimming it to the right height after is quite tricky. I suggest you practice on an offcut, I found it quite difficult. I should add that I dont have a trim router, my router is far too big and heavy to manoeuver for this kind of work, so I was trimming with a chisel. Result not bad though ! See thread "curved worktop".