toe kick saw only 3/4"


Old 09-12-18, 07:47 PM
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toe kick saw only 3/4"

I need a toe kick saw to cut my sub floors against the walls but I can only find ones that cut to 3/4"
These sub floors are about 100 years old and they used to use 1 to 1.5" thick wood at the time.
Any recommendation of what I can use to cut through these?
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Old 09-12-18, 07:56 PM
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How about an oscillating saw ? Google/search=oscillating+saw
Old 09-12-18, 08:32 PM
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If you have $500 to spend you could get a straight flush saw. If you don't, use a sawzall and a long blade.

Before you cut your subfloor out you better verify the spacing of your joists.
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Already have the Toe kick saw?
What I've done is use the Toe Kick saw first so the kurf acts as a guide then finished up the cut with my sawsall.
An ocillating saw would do it be far to slow.
I use a short wide blade called the AX in the sawsall with the saw held at a steep angle.
As your cutting you will be able to tell when it comes to a joist, just increase the angle of the saw and ride over the top of it.
If you try using a long blade as suggested you will find out real quick the blade is going to bend and want to flex in the middle instead of cutting.
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Care to advise on what your intent is for cutting out the subfloor. You posted in the solid hardwood forum, so I assume you are going to install something similar. Why remove when you are going over it. Going with Nail down flooring or floating? Wide or narrow width? Give us some more information so we can guide you with a better knowledge base.

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