Shortening a metal-clad door?


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Old 05-01-06, 07:24 AM
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Shortening a metal-clad door?

I need help shortening a metal-clad exterior door. I can cut the bottom off to the necessary length, but I fear that the edge will be ragged once I do. Any suggestions?

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Stu: Welcome to the forums. If it is your first or 100th, you will leave ragged edges, no matter how careful you are. The key is to make as clean a cut as possible, then with a file round off the offending edges toward the inside of the door. I have used metal cutting blades in my circular saw (preferred), and Rotary tools with metal cutting blades (requires two cuts, one on each side). Don't use a reciprocating or jig saw, however, or your jagged edge will look like one of your blades, and no amount of filing will help. Post back if we can help further.
 
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Old 05-02-06, 04:12 AM
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Wink

Oh, Darn! That means I'll have to buy a new blade (wink, wink!). Thanks for the suggestion - I'll give it a try. I'll also look for a sweep or some sort of gasket to seal the gap and possibly cover some edges.

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