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Old 10-30-2019, 02:51 PM   #1
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Replacing interior doors


I'm replacing these interior doors (old door pictured). The old doors are 78 7/8".

All doors at store are 80".

It seems like there would be just a hair of clearance for the door to swing if it were 80". Is this my only option? And trim some off if there's not enough room vertically?
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Cutting 2" off the door would be standard practice. If you were remodelling you would adjust the framing for the new height.
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Cutting 2" off the door would be standard practice. If you were remodelling you would adjust the framing for the new height.
Too bad my table saw is in storage. And not even sure what container it's in.
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Too bad my table saw is in storage. And not even sure what container it's in.


All I did was clamp a straightedge to door and cut with circular saw. Make sure straightedge has a little bit of height to it so saw can’t “jump” onto it while cutting.


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Too bad my table saw is in storage. And not even sure what container it's in.
Tape the door where the cut will be. Clamp a board to the door to use for a fence to run the saw against and have a nice finish blade in the saw.

Some people do a surface cut with a knife just next the saw cut first to limit the tear up too.
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Too bad my table saw is in storage. And not even sure what container it's in.
Tape the door where the cut will be. Clamp a board to the door to use for a fence to run the saw against and have a nice finish blade in the saw.

Some people do a surface cut with a knife just next the saw cut first to limit the tear up too.
For a table saw?
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For a table saw?
circular saw.

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For a table saw?
circular saw.

Ok.
Maybe I'll practice that with some plywood first.
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Ok.
Maybe I'll practice that with some plywood first.
Good plan. Everyone should have jigs like the video, one 8 ft and one a little more than 4 ft.
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I mean, if the edge at the bottom of the door isn't quite straight, few people will notice or care.
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Use many tooth saw blades for cleanest cuts. Before you cut the new doors, it may pay to hang the old doors and see what kind of cuts you need and if lock holes and hinge cuts will line up. What kind of gaps. How much gap under the door you had and can have with new doors.
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Use many tooth saw blades for cleanest cuts. Before you cut the new doors, it may pay to hang the old doors and see what kind of cuts you need and if lock holes and hinge cuts will line up. What kind of gaps. How much gap under the door you had and can have with new doors.
It might be a little trick to hang it first before cutting.
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I take it you’re buying slab doors where you need to do all the work to? I did a total house Reno and installed slabs in existing frames. I laid old door on new one and traced all places to cut length, mitre hinges, drill for door handles. I had jug for cutting for handles. Way nicer. Glad I did that as bathroom door was not square on top.


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Is this blade good to cut with? I know there's enough teeth but is it burned or something? Would it leave marks on the door? I think it got burned it from cutting some sagging plywood.
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Teeth are bent just a little to make the cut a little wider than the blade. When you over heat a blade they can loose the set or bend, try it on a piece of plywood and see how it cuts.
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