Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camaray Works great when you have the right tools!
I have now installed several hampton bay endcaps. Very happy with the results... but know these things.
1. Not only use an iron, but a block of wood to keep it pressed on while it cools. Move the iron over it as instructed, but don't just let go.... use the block of wood to keep it pressed on behind the iron until it cools.
2. These will NOT align. Never. You will always need to trim and the easiest way is with a router with a trimming bit on it. Minus that, you'll have to sand or file away until it meets up with the counter.
September 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by gayleg easier way found
frustrated with application. finally got some permanent markers to match and colored the end caps.
May 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TwoThreeOne Finishes nicely
These aren't as difficult to install as others reviews claim. It just takes a little finishing work to make them look nice. Installing the end strips and buildup blocks is pretty straightforward. Then you simply iron on the end cap. The hardest part is finished the edge to match up with the countertop, as the end caps rise higher than the countertop. But all you need to do is trim the edge down to about 1/8" with a utility knife (just slightly higher than the countertop). Then use a file to make a nice, clean edge that is flush with the countertop. I found it easiest to file in one direction to get a uniform edge.
May 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by skew Do not fit anywhere close to shape of counter top edge. Very frustrating!!
I struggled with these caps for hours and still having issues. Its really not fitted correctly. I even used the iron to loosen the glue and remove the cap to try to get a closer install and less filing. no luck. Insane! Maybe a bad batch but super frustrating to say the least!
April 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mtnmomma3 Hardest part of installing counters was this piece
I replaced our kitchen counters and sink as a surprise to my husband. I did all of the cutting, attaching, plumbing, etc. but I could not for the life of me get these endcaps installed. They don't match the cut of the counter exactly, even if you have a router to trim them as the instructions explain. Luckily we were able to borrow a router from a friend and give it a try, but it was more time consuming than the whole rest of the counter install.
Of course, I have to recommend it because there isn't another option to cover the ends of this cabinet.
October 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 496lincoln Good quality yet hard to file to fit
The instructions recommend using a wood file to finish the edges to the counter which we found extremely difficult to do. We ended up using a box cutter along the edge for the largest portion of the extra material, which also worked well for the back-splash and edge profile curves. Perfect color match and great/easy glue application.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reshida Great!
Perfect to finish-off the exposed ends once the matching countertop has been installed.
I found them to be a bit wider than the width of the countertop, however my contractor was able to fix it so that they were flush.
April 26, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Don't fit
These end caps do not match the exact profile of the countertops. You will need to take them to someone to have them properly filed to fit. Not ideal for the do-it-yourselfer.
May 17, 2011