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post #1 of 7 Old 02-01-2009, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Cutting 5/8" plywood flush under toekick?

Have to replace plywood "subfloor" and want to cut it flush with face of toekick beneath the cabinet due to water damage. I have seen the specialty saws for this purpose....not impressed. I have also seen attachments for a blade on a RotoZip. Any other ideas? Thought of flexing a long sawzall blade under there, but doesn't appear feasable. Trying not to cut the shiplap beneath it. Thanks in advance!
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Fein MultiMaster. Expensive, but advertised to do the job.

I think that there are also some knock offs on the market.

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I also would go with the Fein Multimaster or the Bosch flush cut. Both are impressive tools.

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Hi, from Greenfield, WI I am in the hardwood flooring business, so I am very familiar with the saws for this job. The toe kick saws out there actually work quite well. The Fein tool works okay, is very expensive, and the replacement blades are quite expensive as well. My choice would be the toe kick saw. A sawzall works, but messes things up a lot under there. Good luck..
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I have the bosch flush cut saw and it works quite well and is very controllable. You can usually find them for under 100.00.
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Cutting plywood under toekick....

Took the obviously experienced advice and picked up a Bosch Flushcut saw and course blade and put it to work....worked perfectly! Not the fastest job, but nice clean cuts with not too much effort! Thanks for all your input!
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I know you have done it already but for future reference to people who view this topic. Harbor Freight sells a Toe-Kick Saw for about $60. It has a 3-3/8" blade. Sorry I was too late to throw my 2 cents in.
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