need some advice on type of tools needed to cut this wood


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Old 07-10-13, 08:31 PM
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need some advice on type of tools needed to cut this wood

Hi,

I am installing a inwall safe, and i have already opened the drywall.

The inwall safe will go between the 2 studs (about 13.75" apart).

However, becuase that wall is a shared wall with another room - it has another 2 studs that is blocking me to push the inwall safe all the way in. (see picture)

I want to cut the stud that is in the way for about half an inch so it will form this "bracket" shape where my inwall safe can push thru.

The depth of the inwall safe is 3.75 inches, and from the 2 blocking studs to my dry wall is about 3.25.

I bought a rotozip spiral saw, hoping that i can use that to cut both the drywall and wood - but unfortunately, the spaces inside was too tight for me to cut that piece of wood with half an inch only.

what type of tool would you suggest me to rent/buy to make this cut?

Please note, i do not have full clearnace of the stud on the right hand side, so i need to be able to cut with tight space.

thanks.
 
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No pictures came up so it's hard to picture what your trying to do.
 
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Old 07-10-13, 08:38 PM
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Sorry, i was trying to adjust the rotation.
i have rotated it in my desktop - but once i uploaded it, it rotated it itself to sideways.
 
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With all that wiring and plumbing in the way I'd patch that hole and try another wall.
 
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The plumbing are not in the way.
The wiring is from old intercom and its not live nor connected.

I just need half and inch on those 2 blocking studs to push the safe all the way in.

Thx
 
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You could probably use a saber saw (hand held jigsaw). Drill a 3/8"-1/2" starting hole top and bottom and midway. Start in the middle and cut up then down. You will need a good sharp chisel and maybe a small handsaw to finish the ends. The pipes and electric do make me nervous though.
 
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How about one of those slick reciprocating saws with a swivel head? Personally, I would use a pull saw and chisel only.
 
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Cuts

I would use a circular saw with the blade depth set to 1/2 in. Make a series of cuts lengthwise along the face of the stud and then finish with a sharp wood chisel.
 
 

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