A stainless steel sink is a popular option among kitchen remodelers. It’s durable, easy to clean, and it looks great in any kitchen!
One of the most common questions we get from our customers about the stainless steel sink is, “How do I cut my new stainless steel sink?” In this blog post, we will give you 6 quick steps on how to cut stainless steel sink so that you can install it quickly and easily.
6 Steps On How to Cut Stainless Steel Sink
Here are the steps on how to cut stainless steel sink:
Step One: Mark the Size of the Cut
To do this, use a piece of masking tape and place it on the front side of your sink. Then, using a marker or pen, mark where you will cut around the tape (the size you desire).
Step Two: Mark the Line You Will Cut On
The next step is to use a pencil and trace along the previously marked line with your marker/pen. This marks how deep down into your stainless steel kitchen sink you want to make this cut (use an old spoon as a guide or measure from another area for reference, otherwise known as eyeballing it).
Use caution when marking out these lines because they can become crooked once they are not done perfectly straight once finished! And we don’t want any mistakes here, so be careful!
Step Three: Cut Steel Sink
Using either a hacksaw or Dremel tool, begin to cut the line that was marked. Use caution as you go because this may cause sparks and can become dangerous if not used correctly, so be sure to read any directions on using your tools!
It is important here to also wear protective eyewear when cutting stainless steel sink with these tools (you don’t want anything getting in your eyes). While using these instruments, make sure that they are plugged into an outlet for safety reasons.
Step Four: Smooth Out Edges
Once finished cutting, check along the edge where you made your cuts to see whether it needs more smoothing out. If necessary, repeat the process in the previous step until this is done.
There are also certain tools that can be used to smooth out edges, or you may use sandpaper if it doesn’t require too much work (there are special stainless steel sink sandpapers for this purpose). Again, make sure all areas have been smoothed over before moving on to another step because using the wrong tool could damage your kitchen’s new purchase!
Step Five: Clean Off Surface
Once finished with any additional polishing of your cut edge, ensure that all surfaces inside and outside where you just made cuts have been cleaned off completely, so no dirt remains.
This will help prevent further rusting or corrosion from occurring along with these areas after they have dried up again, which is very important in order to keep your sink looking new and shiny!
Step Six: Reinstall Stainless Steel Sink
Now it is time to reinstall the pieces of a stainless steel kitchen sink. First, make sure that all screws are back into place (sometimes they may get loose when cutting), and then refill with water again before using your faucet or other tools such as a disposal unit.
This step should be done carefully because if not properly set up you could risk having leaks which can lead to further damage down the line for this specific fixture, so be very cautious during these next few moments (you don’t want any more repairs later on) if everything goes according to plan, however, congrats! You did it; now enjoy your newly cut edges!
If you also want to make a hole, watch this video:
There are many different ways to cut stainless steel sinks, but these steps will help you get started. And if done correctly, your kitchen’s new piece of furniture should be looking like a brand-new addition in no time at all. Happy cutting, and enjoy the results!