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Tools required for fitting skirting boards ??

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by snewman, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. snewman

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    Help please!

    We ae just about to replace the skirting boards in our small 3 bed semi – 10 years old. Current skirting boards tiny and been abused so they are all off and down the tip that’s the easy part done. Now onto the difficult bit I’m not sure what tools we will need to do this. I’ve browsed this forum and now know all about mitres & scribing but there seems to be a variety of views on tools:

    So can anyone out there give me a very simple list of tools needed – we are starting from scratch and have very little experience and ideally would like to keep costs low as poss but we do want power tools as time is short – 3 weekends only before new carpets and 5 rooms plus hall to do.

    Do we need? Mitre Saw or Circular Saw? Will either do both jobs?
    Work bench? Do we need any attachments?
    Mitre Box? Is this required with the mitre/ circular saw?
    Anything else?

    If we buy cheapish tools say from screwfix? will they do the job OK?

    I’d really appreciate your thoughts/ experience/ advice.
     
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  3. Tozzy

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    I'm currently fitting some new skirting in the bathroom. Only tools I need are:

    Mitre saw (£8 (after 50% reduction) from homebase)
    Bosch Cordless drill for driving the screws into the groundings, however, I have to fit my own groundings because the cowboy tiler we hired, tiled over the original ones lol.

    That's pretty much all I'm using. No circular saw needed as I'm not cutting the skirting vertically :); just mitred the end cuts 90* to fit square.

    Good luck.

    Oh and if you need drill bits, I can recommend a 300 piece set from homebase (you have to order online though) for about £21 inc. delivery. I'm really chuffed with it.
     
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    Thanks Tozzy sounds like you got some good bargains. I'm off to Homebase today!
     
  5. Tozzy

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    Hey Snewman I found a picture of it online :):

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    However, I have a feeling that the offer has ended now though :(. Maybe it was only reduced in my local store but still good for £16 though ;). If you do happen to buy one, get the self assembly one; very easy and simple to set up and takes about 15 minutes ;).

    EDIT: Stupidly, I just realised that the image of the mitre saw has already been posted by gcol :oops::

     

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