As stated elsewhere I will be installing solid hardwood flooring. I
have a cheap telta table top saw, a orbital jig saw, etc.
Would a cordless trim saw be somethign good to have for a project such
as this? I have several craftsman 19.2 cordless tools and they make
one for this voltage. Looks like it might be good but I have never
I've never used one for flooring. You are making mostly crosscuts, so a
miter saw is best. You may have to rip the final boards to fit them. And
perhaps notch around a few things. Your table saw and jig saw will do
everything you need. You will get a cleaner cut if you use the jig saw
from the back, especially on prefinished wood.
I use only T101B blades in the sabre saw (bosch). As you said, it's best to
layout on the back and cut from the back. I've never needed a table saw
on-site for a flooring install. Mitre saw is necessary if mitering ends or
changing flooring layout by 90deg's. if all ends are going to be hidden
under base shoe or transition strips, you don't even need the miter saw
If you need support in buying one, do it, you have the 19.2v system. I
have the 18v ryobi and for quick trim cuts its great. if you do alot
of wood work it will get used, I dont do floors but you will enjoy it.
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