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Trimming top edge of aluminium kick board

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by oly, 4 Dec 2015.

  1. oly

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    Getting final stages of re-fitted kitchen done. I've used old units and I'm pretty fed-up with it.

    I've got some nice aluminium kick-boards but they are just too high to fit, it is so tight, I need to trim a couple of mm's at least off the top edge to get them in.

    The aluminium has a little strengthening flange at the top, so I have to get through I suppose about 5mm thickness.

    Can anyone tell me is there a standard tool I can use on ally – I have a router and also an electric plane, both have steel blades, are they going to just get ruined straighaway or would they stay sharp for while cutting this stuff?
     
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    A jig saw with a metal cutting blade comes to mind, but certainly don't go near it with the plane or router!
     
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    Circular saws have ali blades.
     
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    thanks guys!
     
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