KathieB Posted June 24, 2012 Share Posted June 24, 2012 Call me overly cautious, but I'd think twice three times before attacking with a power saw. I'd use a handsaw to do this. Easy does it does the trick. A power saw in the hands of an inexperienced user can do a lot of damage if it jerks or slips; if it starts going off of the guidelines, it may eat into the good part of the house before you can stop it. Repairs for such accidents would be difficult. You want a hand saw with small teeth--a finishing saw. The smaller the teeth, the smoother the cut. I'd go to Lowe's or Home Depot and ask for a recommendation from someone in the saw department. Even better, an Ace Hardware if there is one near you. Their employees actually have experience using the tools they sell, unlike many at the big box stores. Here is an example from the Lowe's website. Kobalt 20" Aggress Saw Price $11.98. Two 5-star recommendations, both mention that the cut edge is very smooth. I'd try this one from the recommendations alone. Another one you might look at is the Stanley 15" 12-tooth saw price $13.58. It is not rated but indicates the teeth are designed to cut on both push and pull strokes, so it might be a tad easier to master than a regular saw, which cuts on the push stroke only. The Irwin 15" Handsaw priced at $9.97 is not rated but also worth a look, I think. Works on both push and pull. You don't need to spend big bucks for a power saw you most likely won't use again. A handsaw, on the other hand, will store flat out of the way and be handy any time you need to wack a board, like if you're remodeling or building a bookcase to hold your newly remodeled house. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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