How To Cut Trespa
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For the full official word from Trespa jump to Machining Trespa.
We've created a simpler explanation for our installation team based on installing 16mm Trespa TopLab Base Worktops.
This is not a comprehensive worktop fitting guide. installations should only be carried out by trained carpenters
and joiners in possession of a professional installer’s tool kit
When fabricating Trespa, only use carbide-tipped tools (blades, routers etc).
Cutting Trespa creates a lot of mess, therefore put down plenty of dust sheets or cut outside.
Working with Trespa:
You must use depth stop gauges when drilling the worktops as the worktop is not repairable. It is
advisable to practice first to avoid bulging the work surface.
You should not drill deeper than 10mm into worktops
Only use carbide-tipped drill bits, carbide-tipped saw blades and carbide-tipped router cutters (TCT).
When cutting to size always leave min off 5mm overlong to route off. This should provide a nice finish.
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Trespa is a flat panel, based on thermosetting resins, homogeneously reinforced with wood-based
fibres and manufactured under high pressure and at high temperatures. The homogeneous
composition of the material makes it possible to machine both the sides and the surface.
Machining Trespa panels is comparable to machining high-quality hardwood. Trespa panels may be
machined using carpentry tools. The hardness of Trespa places higher demands on the tools than
machining materials composed of softwood.
The use of hard metal tools is advised. Diamond-tipped tools are recommended for large series and
when using advanced machines (multi-purpose machines).
This provides for a very good finish and a long tool life.
When machining Trespa panels following guidelines are to be observed:
use machines with stationary tools and moving worktops or keep the panel in position and move
the tool along;
have the visible surface facing upwards when sawing, drilling and routing;
lift the panels and avoid sliding them as much as possible, also during transport and assembly;
use insert templates covered with rubber mats to prevent the panels from sliding if the machine
does not have a moving worktop and/or if you are machining double-sided panels;
when the visible side must be slid over the machine’s worktop whilst machining, it is recommended
to place a protective panel, for example, hardwood, on the worktop.