Cutting wood deck tiles

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Cutting wood deck tiles

Hi there. I have these wood deck tiles for my balcony. They are pretty easy to cut in general, but not quite sure how to tackle these areas. What type of saw to use. Etc. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 
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What is a wood deck tile? Can you post a picture of what the product looks like, and how they are used on a deck? What areas are giving you the most problem? Thanks. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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for all other areas, they just click together. But of course when I have these parts of the balcony i have to somehow cut them to fit them.
 
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You most likely won't get a good fit on that plate as it will raise the tile too high, and cutting around that newel post base would be a booger. Are the tiles individual 4x4 units or part of a larger piece? Your closeup doesn't give a lot of information for the overall picture of the deck.
 
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I would raise the post base up with shims or washers so that the wood tiles could either be fit around the edge of... or would fit completely under the post base.

Jigsaw with a downcutting blade, if going around it.
 
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A jigsaw will likely work to make the cuts you need. I doubt you will be able to raise the rail as they appear to be anchored in.
 
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