What tool do I use?


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Old 04-09-22, 08:58 AM
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What tool do I use?

Hi all,

Iím repairing my lattice screen on my deck and need to also repair a few 2x4ís. Iíve checked around and I guess no lumber stores have the pre-drilled 1/2 inch deep grooves that the lattice sheets sit in. I donít know what the tool is called and am hoping someone here can help.

thanks,
Rob
 
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Old 04-09-22, 09:33 AM
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Never knew that there was a specific groove for lattice work.
Just use a circular skill saw and run a groove along the length. You may have to make two passes.
 
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Old 04-09-22, 09:49 AM
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You could also use a router. Choose a bit the appropriate size for the slot you want. You will also need a guide fence to keep your slot straight.
 
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Old 04-09-22, 09:51 AM
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I'd use a table saw to cut out the rabbit. IMO that's the easiest safest method.
 
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Never knew that there was a specific groove for lattice work.
Yeah, HD and Lowes both used to have it; looks like it's been dropped from inventories:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/2-x-2-x-8-L...ng-Cap/3048182
 
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Yeah a router or do it manually with a saw
 
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Old 04-12-22, 05:21 AM
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I tried that stuff and hated it.
Vinyl lattice expands and contracts a lot with a change in temp. and it tends to pull out of those pieces because there's no way to fasten it in place.
Please post a picture of what your trying to deal with.
Most often I've seen it installed incorrectly.
 
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Old 04-21-22, 09:08 AM
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Thanks all, I appreciate your comments. I decided to install a different wall, as there is no cedar lattice sheets around here.
 
 

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