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#1 posted 11-07-2012 02:35 PM

Richard…I’m not sure why you lack confidence in the circ saw. Setup a guide/fence that is square to the top or bottom of the door and let ‘er rip. Make sure you use the guide in a position to protect the door should the blade wander. Take small passes if you need. Make sure the guide sits snug to the door’s surface so that the saw’s base doesn’t sneak under the guide. Just don’t cut to the line. From that point a hand plane can slowly sneak you up to where you want it. Just be sure the door frame is solid wood and not veneered, else the plane might tear out the edges of the veneer.

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