tools to trim a door

Old 02-10-01, 07:15 AM
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I put new carpets in my aprtment and my entrances door is hard to open.How can I fixit my self. Thank You!
Old 02-10-01, 10:29 AM
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You can take the door off by removing the hinge pins, and take it outside to put onto two sawhorses to trim off the bottom.
Use a circular saw with a fine-tooth paneling blade. Measure and mark both sides of the door and draw a straight line across. Cut off only what is necessary to clear new carpet.
The fine-tooth blade will cut slowly, so don't force it. Just let it cut slowly and steadily across so that it won't burn the wood.
You can touch sand the edges and repaint.
Good Luck!

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