Heavy Door - Jigsaw

Old 01-08-09, 06:29 PM
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Heavy Door - Jigsaw

I want to install a doggie door on the door that leads into my garage from the house, using a Bosch 6.4-Amp Jigsaw. However, the door is one of those very heavy/dense doors (not your typical bedroom door). I am wondering if the jigsaw will be powerful enough to cut through it. What do you guys think?

Old 01-08-09, 08:00 PM
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Welcome to the forums! The jigsaw will cut through it, you just need to make sure your blades are new and long enough (3 1/2" or better). Determine the cut out dimensions of your door using the template provided. Drill 5/16" holes in each corner and connect the dots. Before you do all this, check with your local authorities, as the door you describe may be a fire rated door. The doggie door opening will negate the effectiveness of the rating. Does the door close by itself using a spring hinge?
Old 01-08-09, 08:18 PM
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If it was me, I'd use a Skilsaw to cut the hole, and use the jigsaw to finish the corners where the Skilsaw won't cut. But if you don't have a Skilsaw...

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