$15 electric door jamb saw. Install tile / carpet


I am installing slate in my hallway. I have 5 doors ( = 10 door jambs) to shorten so I can slip the tile underneith the door jamb. I checked ebay for electric door jamb saws and found $150 on up. A little too much to justify for my project so I went to Home depot and purchased one of those offset handle flush cut hand saws for $15. After the first door jamb I decided "SCREW THIS!". I took the saw to the garage and removed the pin holding the handle on then removed the wooden handle. I pulled out my dullest sawsall blade and snaped to about 2" long in my vise with a hammer. I then welded the broken saws all blade to the flush cut saw where the wooden handle used to be.
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!
I took my new flush cut / sawzall blade and chucked it up in my sawzall. I set the sawzall to a low speed (about 1.5 - 2) and it took about 30 seconds per jamb.
I have decided to take out an "internet patent" on my new blade so if you read about this on the internet and use it please send me $.50... Ha... :-)
P.S. You could probabally drill the sawzall blade and bolt it to the flush cut saw if you aren't blessed with a welder.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I've used a biscuit joiner in place of a jamb saw.
It works pretty well.
These days you can get an off brand one really cheap.
And when you're done you still have a biscuit joiner to use a biscuit joiner.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.