DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Building & Construction (http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/)
-   -   Cutting a floor along a wall (http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/cutting-floor-along-wall-72679/)

tibberous 06-02-2010 08:32 PM

Cutting a floor along a wall
 
I am tearing out my floorboards and replacing them with osb. I need to cut the floorboard where they meet the wall, up against the wall.

I can't get up close with a regular saw. I tried a Dremel but it barley cuts the wood and smokes really bad. Any idea how I can get up close against the wall?

oh'mike 06-02-2010 08:55 PM

I usually use a SawsAll with a long blade -upside down in the machine---

Upside down allows you to make a shallow skim cut--Long blade will bend right up against the wall.

Use quality blades--Milwaukee--Lenox---Sterret----Mike---

Gary in WA 06-02-2010 09:08 PM

Rent this at Depot: http://www.harborfreight.com/3-3-8-e...saw-94626.html

Be safe, Gary

Snav 06-02-2010 09:18 PM

Pashaw! Look at that sucker! I wish I had that when I redid the bathroom!

Ah - but, instead, I got as close as possible with my ripsaw and then just chiseled out the rest- it sucked - but it got done.

RoyalAcresRod 06-03-2010 07:15 PM

That's a neat tool....but will it cut all the way thru the floor?

Is the fixed depth deep enough?

Rod

fabrk8r 06-03-2010 08:08 PM

Toe-kick saws are designed to cut 3/4" deep.

If you do get one be very careful using it. They are potentially the most dangerous tool you will ever use. If you will be cutting through any nails make sure the saw has a carbide tipped blade.

tibberous 06-03-2010 10:47 PM

I bought one off eBay for $60! Thanks for the link, I didn't know such a tool existed.

Snav 06-03-2010 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fabrk8r (Post 450823)
Toe-kick saws are designed to cut 3/4" deep.

If you do get one be very careful using it. They are potentially the most dangerous tool you will ever use. If you will be cutting through any nails make sure the saw has a carbide tipped blade.

3/4" is likely sufficient to cut through a residential floor layer - going 2 swipes would be enough to get the job done.

I want one! *eyes the fledgling savings account balance*


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 PM.