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cjsks 05-04-2011 09:36 PM

Tool to trim edges of buckled Pergo flooring?
Hi, a friend just recently helped me install close to 1000 sq/ft of Pergo flooring in my kitchen/dining/living room area. The problem is that we did not leave enough of a gap around the edge of the floor in a few places, which has resulted in some buckling (rookie mistake).

Rather than remove, trim, and reinstal the entire floor, which I'm avoiding like the plague, is anyone aware of any tool that that I could get up against the wall close enough to trim out about 3/8" of material around the perimeter of the floor to increase the gap, just in the few places where it is too tight?

The only thing I could think of is a 5" saw blade on an arbor on a drill but it is pretty dangerous, clumsy at best... not a very effective tool.

Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

cjsks 05-04-2011 09:51 PM

p.s. I keep seeing the Dremel multi-max online, and thinking that might do it. Does anyone know if that would work?

I have a regular rotary Dremel, but the larget cutting blade they make I think is 1.5 inches so I don't get the flush angle that I need to attack the perimeter of the floor...

Might need to buy some stock in that company...

Thanks again!

epson 05-04-2011 10:30 PM

The Pergo floor is a dual locking installation flooring system that you can unlock. Remove the pieces that require trimming and use a table saw to trim the desired width and reinstall…

cjsks 05-04-2011 10:41 PM

Nah, I think I'll order one of these and trim along the edges as needed. This flooring doesn't seem to take well to being pulled apart once installed, and just trimming here and there as needed will save me a lot of work i think.

Thanks for your reply!

epson 05-04-2011 10:44 PM

Sure that will work but it will take time and a steady hand to make a straight long cut. I have one and it’s a great tool.

cjsks 05-04-2011 11:43 PM

Cool, I ordered it. Seems like it will be a handy little tool, especially with a bathroom remodel coming up soon.

Probably have about 3 or 4 linear ft of cutting when it's all said and done, shouldn't be too bad, 1.5 inches at a time. Doesn't even have to be that straight since I haven't put down the base molding yet, so that should leave me some room for error.

Thanks for the feedback

epson 05-04-2011 11:45 PM

No problem… have fun with your new tool…

Gary in WA 05-05-2011 12:28 AM

Just need a


oh'mike 05-05-2011 05:23 AM


Originally Posted by GBR in WA (Post 642421)
Just need a


That tool would do the job---they are very hard to control ,however and could lead to a ruined board or two.

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