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Tools for cutting floor board close to wall.

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by D4dog, 31 Jan 2016.

  1. D4dog

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    I am repairing a hardwood floor that has been fitted without any expansion gap which has caused it to bow.
    My intent is to remove the skirting boards, and take 10-15mm off each edge, and put new skirting board back (this time matched to the rest of the house - doh!)

    I can do this with a hand saw, or a multi-tool, but it will take for ever. However, I saw this in wickes:
    http://www.wickes.co.uk/WORXSAW-WX422-Classic-350W-85mm/p/142292#

    It looks like it could simply be run down the wall - but the instruction manual from the Worxsaw site does not give any dimensions.

    Anyone use one of these (or similar) and if so how close to a wall could you cut if you ran the base plate along the wall?

    Thanks
    D4Dog
     
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    Hire a door trimmer or a biscuit jointer might do it. You'll have to use the oscillating cutter in the corners though.
     
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    Chappers, you are a genius - never even heard of a door trimmer before. Brandon hire do one that will cut to 10mm - perfect. Many thanks.
     
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    or buy a multi-tool, as you will find loads of uses around the home if you intend doing much more diy.
     
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    you will probably have to wedge open the cut behind to stop it binding on the blade
    the dewalt plunge saw cuts 12mm from the face
     
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    Yes, but getting them to cut straight along a long line is asking a bit much in my experience. I use them for trimming in flooring work where we need to make cut-outs fo plywod service lide - 3in is OK, but 3 feet, no way!
     
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