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I have come to the stage where lifting floorboards by hand saw and bolster is hard work , i have used large circular saws but found them to clumsy are small plung circular saws any good for cutting tongue and groove floor boards for lifting ???
 
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Swicade

I've got a small £20 circular saw i use for cutting the tongue's out of floorboards i got from the nasty orange shed, cna set the depth an' all so allsgood.

Plunge saws tend to be expensive.
 
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Rauer

What's wrong with a Stanley knife for the tongue? Seen a guy once cut through the tongue with a circular and go straight through the hot an cold pipes at the same time!!
 

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Arms
i take my time anyway, thats my luck then i start kicking everything then start moping it up
 
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Rauer

I just run the Stanley blade through it twice, takes about a minute , and that includes getting up to move !!!
 
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Rauer

Try it it's a lot cheaper , and it's pipe freindly too!!! Oh have you got a quick release button blade cause there horrible to do this with as it somehow releases!!!
 
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do you use this method all the time then as i have a phobia about them dam cables and water pipes lurking just under them boards
 
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Rauer

Yeah all the time ! I've never once had a problem doing it this way! You dont really go that deep cause your blades at a 45 degree angle!
 

Strima

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To check the depth I have in the past drilled a 10mm hole in an obscure place, normally the corner of the room to avoid most cables and pipes, then used a piece of coat hangar wire with a small 90 degree bend in it to drop through and then pull up flush against the bottom of the board. Mark it with a pen, withdraw and measure the depth of the board.

Most modern houses you can pretty much guarantee the depth of board however I have found boards up to 1 1/2 inches on older properties. Just set the circular saw a mm or so shallower and haven't hit a pipe or cable yet, if the cut isn't quite deep enough can then run along it with the good old Stanley knife.
 
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sparks1973

you dont need a plunge saw for this richard....just set the depth of the blade to the same hight as board thicknes....then introduce the blade to the board gradually whilst the saw is running....this is how we do it and it works fine.....in fact you can use a fein as well to get the bit near skirting boards etc that the circular saw cant reach.....just go steady....you dont need a big saw for this kind of work either....
a 7 1/2" blade one is OK....we have an hitachi....
 
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Rauer

Yeah and you scatter the house in saw dust which you then have to tidy up from the house cause you have walked it through everywhere ! With two Stanley passes you get no dust!
 

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