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Old 12-09-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Cut Doorway Bottom Plate on Concrete


I am finished framing my basement! It took me over five months but it's a great feeling to accomplish this! When I framed the walls, I ran the bottom plate continuous through my door ways. Now, how do I cut these plates out in the doorways? I know I would usually use a sawzall on a wood floor but I'm not too anxious to cut through the wood into the concrete with my sawzall blade. Is there a better way?

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Use an old fashioned hand saw?
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:11 AM   #3
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I know I would usually use a sawzall on a wood floor but I'm not too anxious to cut through the wood into the concrete with my sawzall blade.
Ayuh,... Are ya covering the floors, so's to hide the scars from a sawzall blade,..??

If so,... Don't worry about it, sawzall blades are cheap...
Maybe carefully finish 'em off with a handsaw...
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I thought about my hand saw. Right now it's sharp and I'd like to keep it that way. I kind of assume to finish the last of the plate, the saw will contact the concrete thus dulling the saw...

Yes, the floors will be covered so I'm not worried about a little scarring.
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