I've got a cabinet in the laundry room (see pics) where I want to cut
off about 1/4" from bottom (bottom face). I will stop perhaps 2 "
from each end of cabinet. The board / trim is about 11/16" thick and
has 1/2" clear on back side from bottom before I reach the inside trim
piece (picture 3 of 4).
I was told to consider using a dremel but do they sell an attachment
that would allow me to cut a straight edge 1/4" from bottom? I don't
want jaggered cuts and I don't know right now if the bottom is
And is there a better tool for this? I already have a dremel tho.
What type of dremel blade and accessory is good for this cut? I don't
know if this is some kind of composite board or wood since it's
painted. Feels like wood but I can't be 100% sure.
A Dremel isn't the right tool to cut wood, particularly wood that thick.
They're really not intended for wood; not nearly powerful enough. A circular
saw, with the right blade would work much better. A fence clamped to the
frame would help a lot.
Personally, I wouldn't try using a Dremel. I'd probably use a jig saw,
preferably with a board clamped/nailed to the frame as a guide. If a guide
isn't possible, I'd draw a line and follow as best as possible. In either
case - ANY case, actually - you'll need to smooth and clean up with a plane.
I wouldn't use a circular saw...too heavy, agressive and too small an area
to rest saw even if you take off the door(s).
This is a project ideally suited to the Harbor Freight Miracle Multifunction
tool (with a "fence" clamped to the work).
It's on sale for $29.99, but if you can wait a bit - and get on their
mailing list - the tool is available for $18.99 every couple of months or
Seriously, for what this tool does, it has no peer. You'll find new uses
every day! Not long ago, I found the tool could mix up an oil and vinegar
dressing so the two ingredients didn't separate!
Yep. In the past week, I used a Dremel on a cabinet door. I used the tool to
cut the heads off the screws holding the door in place as it was petrified
by at least three coats of some god-awful paint.
Once that awfulness was out of the way, I was able to vise-grip the screw
stubs to remove the suckers.
Early '60's for sure.
Anyway, that process turned out to be too much work and too time consuming.
I searched for a better way.
At first I tried incantations hoping for a miracle. Inasmuch as I had been a
bad boy all week, my prostrations and entreaties evidently fell on deaf
ears. (I considered a burnt offering, but then thought, "Nah".)
I finally settles on slathering a hefty dose of fuming methylene chloride.
The screws surrendered. All turned out well.
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