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The CounterBalance IslandBracket or CounterPlate can be installed in one of two ways. For a quick installation, simply screw the Bracket or Plate directly to the cabinet or stud wall. This will require shimming the countertop for a level installation. A better alternative is the routered install. This will permit a flush countertop installation and a router guide is available for the CounterBalance CounterPlate to simplify installation. Directions for both installation types are provided below:

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ISLANDBRACKET ROUTERED lNSTALL

  1. Measure 10 1/8" in from the back of the cabinet and scribe a line.
  2. Using the router with 1/4" bit, router top of cabinet to line.
  3. Scribe a line onto the top side of cabinet the bracket will be attached to.
  4. Using a circular saw set at a 1" depth make a cut.
  5. Place bracket onto top of routered cabinet, position front side of notch up against outside cabinet wall, mark point in each slot to be drilled, remove bracket.
  6. Drill holes, place bracket back into position and attach with screws. Repeat as necessary and set top into position.

COUNTER TOP SETTING INSTRUCTIONS

NEVER set tops directly on plate or bracket at an angle when setting tops. ALWAYS set tops from opposite side of stud wall or from front of cabinet.

  1. Measure 10 1/8" in from the back of the cabinet and scribe a line.
  2. Using the router with 1/4" bit, router top of cabinet to line.
  3. Scribe a line onto the top side of cabinet the bracket will be attached to.
  4. Using a circular saw set at a 1" depth make a cut.
  5. Place bracket onto top of routered cabinet, position front side of notch up against outside cabinet wall, mark point in each slot to be drilled, remove bracket.
  6. Drill holes, place bracket back into position and attach with screws. Repeat as necessary and set top into position.

COUNTER PLATE ROUTERED lNSTALL

  1. Place plate where support is needed making sure to leave 1/2" of wood stud wall and trace shape onto stud wall.
  2. Using the router with 1/4" bit, router out traced shape.
  3. Place plate into routered area and mark holes for drilling, remove plate.
  4. Drill pilot holes and place plate back into position and attach with the provided screws.
  5. Repeat steps as necessary for additional plates.

For quick installation on either COUNTERBalance product skip steps 1 and 2 and follow remaining steps.