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Old 08-23-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
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Best way to cut installed vertical studs?

I am lowering the height of a raised bar that is attached to the kitchen countertop. I want it to be the same height as the rest of the counter top, which will all be tiled when done. So, I am in the process of cutting the supporting framing and drywall to the same height as the top of the kitchen cabinets.
Is there a way to cut the vertical studs perfectly square, 1.5 inches below where the drywall ends, so I don't have to mess with repairing drywall?
I need to cut them so I can attach a 2x6 which I will attach plywood to.
I am thinking there is not an easy way, so I will trim it with wood.


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Old 08-23-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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Not sure I am following your whole plan. But, to answer the question related to cuuting the studs: If you are removing an area of drywall, then you can mark the stud using a square, and cut using a reciprocating saw. Just make sure that there are no pipes or electrical lines there.


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A reciprocating saw could be used to follow a line where you want them cut. Problem is that you'll vibrate the wallboard quite a bit if you aren't careful. If you can get access with a circular saw, that is a good way to go.
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Get a Sawsall with a metal cutting blade and saw nails and all. Take your time and you can get it pretty straight.
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