I have a few doors in my life that are sticking, I have NO skills with a
plane, it isn't really enough to warrant getting a circular saw and I
cant really be arsed removing the doors anyway....
So wondering if a belt sander would be appropriate for taking a couple
of mm off here and there?
Do you already have a belt sander? Not sure I would get one especially
for that job (unless, say, I had plenty of other flat things to sand).
An angle grinder with sanding disk attachment is in general a more
useful tool IMHO. They can remove a lot of material quickly which can be
a good thing or a bad thing. Once you have the knack, you can do quite
delicate adjustments with them.
If you need to take significant material off over the whole length, it
is far better to bite the bullet and remove the door. If you don't want
to use a manual plane, power planers are not too expensive and don't
need too much skill. Just don't put them down until they have stopped,
and keep fingers well clear of the blades! Forget circular saws unless
you are experienced, and forget jigsaws altogether.
Yes there was a groove in the carpet here when we moved in. obviously back
in the day somebody had used an inappropriate tool theo make the door fit
after it had been painted with one too many layers of gloss.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
You're only going to be able to remove material from the side opposite
the hinge or, maybe, the top if you're not aiming to remove the door.
The belt sander will do it but it's very easy to overdo it with a belt
There's a fair chance that you *actually* need to remove material from
the bottom of the door or very close to the hinge, both will need you
to remove the door.
As Tabs says, a plane is really the way to go. Certainly better to
remove the door too, but can be done in situ if there is not too much to
remove. If the problem is really quite localised (say only a few inches
long), you could get away with using a small plane.
On Monday, 17 February 2020 20:26:46 UTC, R D S wrote:
A plane is the easiest of the tools to get this right. Belt sanding is much
less easy. And really you need to take the door off or you're making the o
dds of getting it right far lower. I would not consider disc sanding at all
, that almost guarantees a whatsits-up. Of course it could also be done wit
h sandpaper wrapped round a bit of wood.
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