How to Use a Door Jamb Saw

What You'll Need
Jamb Saw
Underlayment Padding
Dust Pan

A door jamb saw is used in installing hardwood, ceramic or laminated floorings. It is a toothed blade with a slightly protruding handle. Below are the steps on how to use a door jamb saw.

Step 1-Adjust the Jamb Saw Blade

Using a piece of your flooring material as a guide, adjust the height of the saw blade. Make sure that the upper portion of the blade is aligned to the upper portion of the flooring material that you will be installing.

Step 2-Adjust the Cut Depth

Adjust the cut depth of your saw blade slightly deeper than the depth of the door jamb that you are cutting. The ideal depth adjustment for the jamb saw blade is at least 1 mm deeper than the door jamb.

Step 3-Check for Nails

Check your cut line for nails. Set the nails deeper than your cut by hammering the nail in using a hammer and a nail set. Make sure that all the nails in your cut line are deeper than your cut to avoid damaging the blades of your jamb saw.

Step 4-Saw

Lay the flooring pieces along with the underlayment padding on the floor directly adjacent to the door jamb. Turn on the jamb saw and allow a couple minutes for the speed to regulate before cutting. Slide the jamb saw on the floor and aim the saw blade on the left side casing of the door jamb. Cut in a counterclockwise motion. Cut the right casing of the door jamb.