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Tools for wooden flooring

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by oπo, 26 May 2019.

  1. oπo

    oπo

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    Hi,

    Just laid some engineered wooden flooring from Kahrs in our study. Results are stunning.
    It took a long time to plan it. Won't change that.
    It took a long time to shift the planks between the room and downstairs, cut them with a jigsaw, take then back and so on. The planks are 2.4m.

    Plan is to continue the rest of our house. I would want to speed up though. I was wondering what would be a good way to cut them upstairs, without making a huge mess/dust etc.

    What tools should I consider buying ?
    Small circular saw with dust extraction ?
    Plunge saw ? Small ?

    I have a Numatic James hoover I could connect to it to extract the dust.

    Thanks for your advice.
    oπo
     
  2. blup

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  3. foxhole

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    I use sliding chop saw for end cuts, much faster than jigsaw as less marking is required , small cheap table saw for long trim cuts for final planks .Then I tell the wife there’s a mess to clean up .
    Or place a large dust sheet outside the room being boarded to cut on .
     
  4. oπo

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    Thanks Blup - indeed I use downcut blades. Probably need a a better quality jigsaw though.

    Foxhole - lucky you. I have a small table saw but the room was definitely not square so couldn't cut the final one with the table saw :(

    Thanks
     
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    Table saw cuts angles as well as parallel cuts . Only cost me £30 .
     
  6. geraldthehamster

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    A chop saw, or compound sliding mitre saw, is much more accurate than a jigsaw. A jigsaw isn't the tool for the job, unless you're having to scribe a wavy bit or something
     
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  7. oπo

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    Thanks Gerald.
    Borrowed a miter saw from a friend. Much faster process indeed. As long as it has good dust extraction everybody happy.
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  9. Ian H

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    There is a guillotine that cuts wood floor, zero mess.
     
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