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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 10-24-2014 06:09 PM 975 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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10-24-2014 06:09 PM

Doing some interior work for my inlaws. Adding some QSWO thresh holds for both interior/exterior doors. In order to finish it i need to do some repairs to some casing trim.

The bottoms are rotted and instead of patching a small section i was going to run some horizontally instead to finish it off as the rest of the room is.

The red is the area im referencing. The small red square is what is rotten. I need to remove 5” from that piece of trim, as well as the rest of the highlighted red.

I’m looking for a way to cleaninly cut that portion off.

I was thinking maybe a piece of wood the height of the intended trim, against where i plan to put it, and run a flush cut saw along it until severed.

Seem like it will work? Or any other ideas. It’s quite cramped in that space.


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#1 posted 10-24-2014 06:25 PM

You might get an answer to your question sooner if you post to Home Refurbish site.

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#2 posted 10-24-2014 11:38 PM

What I typically did was try to pry it out enough to put a block behind it to hold it away from the wall. Then cut it at a 45 with a trim saw. The joint should be a 45 to help keep it from separating and will look better.

I hope that makes sense.

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#3 posted 10-24-2014 11:42 PM


Remarkably accurate way to make a cut in place. Quick, and effective. Also a bit over a hundred bucks for any of the more robust brands. Worth every penny, if you’re going to do trim work.

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#4 posted 10-25-2014 12:53 AM

Yah dont really wanna spend $100 on a new tool that i wont use much!

Don, what type of saw specifically are you referring to?

I think he has a small circ saw i could use with a guide. I’m gonna see if i can actually take em off, but since the house is so old maybe not!

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#5 posted 10-25-2014 01:17 AM

The plunge saws are great, but your idea should work too. You can buy a jamb saw for about $15 too, but it would give the same results as your idea.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 10-25-2014 01:25 AM

I still dont get the sorcery behind those saws. Cuts anything but flesh? Sure ;)

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#7 posted 10-25-2014 01:28 AM

The plunge saws? The one I’ve used(my dad’s) seems like it will cut anything that gets in front of it, flesh, wood whatever.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 10-25-2014 02:35 AM

The saw I have would probably cut your flesh if you pushed hard enough on the blade with your flesh. You can brush yourself without a cut though. The range of motion is pretty short. I love mine. I bought it for a specific job but have used it on other jobs too. I wouldn’t want to be without it now.

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#9 posted 10-25-2014 03:12 AM

Harbor freight has plunge cutter for 20$? Use it sparingly and it’ll last awhile.

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#10 posted 10-25-2014 03:39 AM

Those oscillating multi tools were initially used as bone saws. They easily cut through bone or wood, but since they cut with a vibratory action, they don’t cut soft tissue as well. That would be the perfect tool for your job. Otherwise, a flush trim or dovetail saw will do the job.

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#11 posted 10-25-2014 02:37 PM

A multi tool is the best tool for this job HF has them for around $40 I use my fein multi tool all the time,but if you don’t want to invest $40 just carefully take the trim off and cut it,normally I would just replace it with a new piece of trim once removed.

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lateralus819

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#12 posted 10-25-2014 04:35 PM

Good info and suggestions Jim.

I’m going to try and save as much as i can since it’s original.

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#13 posted 10-25-2014 04:45 PM

How ever you cut it you might use plinth blocks instead running the base boards under the casing trim,in my opinion that will look a lot more professional .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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