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Old 10-13-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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Circular saw plung cut on the floor


Before I go ahead and do something not advised, I have a Craftsman powered circular saw, 7 1/8" blades. I have an underlayment I need to remove to get cabinets to sit correctly in kitchen floor. I have measured the total thickness at 1/8".

Can a circular saw blade depth be relied on for a cut this shallow? Underneath is concrete, so I don't really want to risk "cutting too deep."

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levi...sure. Set it and rip away. My concern would be why do you have to take up an 1/8" of floor?
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Thanks for the reassurance

We are adding a pantry to a bank of cabinets where there was no pantry before. The flooring down right now ends at the edge of that existing run and is a layer of vinyl and under that a very very thin layer of what seems to be luan or some other very thingsubstrate glued/fastened onto the cement. I essentially wanted to cut the straight line with the circular saw and then try to scrape it all out cleanly.
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levi...pull up the vinyl first, check for nails and pull any in line with your cut. Luan is more like 3/16. Cut 1/8" and finish with sharp utility knife.
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Good call on the vinyl. Will do tonight and letcha know!

Also... what is a plung? Hahahaha... left the E off Sorry folks!
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