Laminated flooring problem

I'm disabled so I had a contractor laydown laminated flooring in my kitchen - three years ago. He put in a 2" metal threshold between the floor and the carpeting.
The problem is that the laminate is starting to chip. When I removed the threshold, I saw the cause of the problem. Te contractor failed to cut under the door frame and the threshold does not extend far enough to get a good grip on the laminate.
Fixing it: - I have yet to find a 2-1/2" threshold, but I will keep looking. HomeDepot has only 2" and 3". Any ideas?
- I'm going to have to cut under the door frame. Other than buying a Multimate or one of its competitors, any ideas will be appreciated.
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On Jan 11, 4:45 pm, snipped-for-privacy@panix.com (Dick Adams) wrote:

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No, alt.home.repair has more people giving constructive advice and more people adding to or correcting that constructive advice.
I ought to know as I sue one and moderator the other. ;)
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On 1/11/2011 1:45 PM Dick Adams spake thus:

Sorry, can't help you with the threshold, other than to say you might ought to look in places other than Home Despot. Have you tried flooring suppliers? In my experience, they'll have a better variety.
You might also try Ikea for this.
Regarding cutting under the door frame, get yourself the Harbor Freight "multipurpose" tool. I got mine (non-variable-speed) for $35, and it's going great after many jobs. For wood, you can use the "half-moon" blade that comes with it.
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Thank you. $35 is better than $99!
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Home Depot sells a "dovetail saw" with offset handle for about $12. Problem is, you have to actually move your arm back and forth to make it cut. If the HF saw was available when I did mine, I'd have bought th at instead. Pulling a trigger is always better than manual labor!
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On 1/11/2011 4:45 PM, Dick Adams wrote:

Sounds like you maybe your news server filters the constant "Harry-I hate the USA" posts?
You may want to check with regular carpet/floor covering type stores instead of restricting your search.

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He and the other patients in the closed psych ward are in my "Burn-Before-Read" file!

Thank you for an excellent idea!
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