A loose poll...
I've got a pile of door jambs to cut during a large flooring
installation. I typically hand cut or use a biscuit joiner to
undercut my door jambs. Which would YOU choose:
A Bosch 1640 power flush cut saw.
A Crain door jamb saw (looks like a router)
There's a lot of work here, I can easily spring three bills for a
The Fein also does a whack of other jobs...and 'flush' is
'flush'..with a 1/2 mm gap.
It is not as agressive as the rotary jobs, so it will take a little
The specialy flush saws are cool...but very limited in use thereafter..
If I had a pile of jambs to cut I'd rent a jamb saw from Home Depot.
Something similar to:
The last I looked it was around $20-$30 for a four hour rental. I think
you could cut a "pile" in four hours.
Yup! I'm not too proud to admit it! <G>
I'm going for the Multimaster, as the job also includes a new oak
staircase. The staircase is all oak, including risers and stringers,
and I get to sand and finish it. The MM will be helpful getting into
What was I thinking! Lately my neighbor and I have been installing a
number of laminate floors. I should have recommended that Barry
purchase the jamb saw and then sell it when he's finished with the
project... to me... cheap. ;-)
Great idea, but it's going to be difficult to do them all in a timely
fashion. It's a multi-room remodel. I could remove the carpet around
all of the doors, but there's a woman involved, so "environmental
impact" needs to be reasonably minimized. <G>
As much as I hate big box stores, my local HD does have a very good
tool rental. If I can't rent it, I usually try to buy specialty stuff
used and kick it off to eBay later.
We just cut a bunch of jambs in our new place with our Fein Multi Master. It
does a nice clean quick job. You will find tons of other uses for it after
your flooring job is done.
Rent the jamb saw and do the job.... much quicker and
cheaper than the Fein... The Fein is a great tool but
waaay too slow for a metric ass load of door jambs.
Of course, there is "always" the classic hand
jamb saw for really tight spots....
B A R R Y wrote:
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