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DIY Question-Chisel (by GKARL [PA]) Aug 11, 2022 5:53 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 11, 2022 6:02 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by plenty [MO]) Aug 11, 2022 6:50 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by DJ [VA]) Aug 11, 2022 7:00 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by GKARL [PA]) Aug 11, 2022 7:35 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 11, 2022 9:35 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Aug 11, 2022 11:17 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Aug 11, 2022 11:18 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by Steve [MA]) Aug 12, 2022 6:04 AM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by Hoosier [IN]) Aug 12, 2022 2:04 PM
       DIY Question-Chisel (by MikeA [TX]) Aug 12, 2022 10:23 PM

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DIY Question-Chisel (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 5:53 PM
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I have a small porch with a door cut into it for access to the basement. I want to put a recess handle in it to eliminate a trip hazard. The porch is wood and I need to cut a recess into the wood that's about a 1/4 inch deep. What's the best tool to do this quickly? I'm thinking a power chisel with a straight blade would do this in short order.

--209.122.xx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 6:02 PM
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Several tools will work.

a) Roto Zip (with goggles to protect your eyes).

b) Router (with goggles to protect your eyes).

c) oscillating tool

d) hammer and chisel

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DIY Question-Chisel (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 6:50 PM
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Cell phone? Call handy person with more tools --172.56.xx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 7:00 PM
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Remember to undercut the edge away from the hinge, so your fingers have something to grip --68.229.xxx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 7:35 PM
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That rotozip is a great tool! I can use that for a variety of things. I'm going to pick that up. I'm going to try that cut on a few scrap pieces of wood. Thanks for the tip Robert and DJ.

Plenty, I just fired the last guy I called. This was on his list.

--209.122.xx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 9:35 PM
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Router would probably be easiest and produce the best results. Rotozip will work as well though. Both tools are very nice to have. --73.113.xxx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 11:17 PM
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A Fein oscillating tool where there are other brands as cut more accurately along with more safety. View some videos on multi tools which can cut in tight areas like cutting out baseboards for ceramic or porcelain tiles. --68.69.xxx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 11:18 PM
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A Fein oscillating tool where there are other brands as cut more accurately along with more safety. View some videos on you tube about multi tools which can cut in tight areas like cutting out baseboards for ceramic or porcelain tiles. --68.69.xxx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 6:04 AM
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As others have said the quickest & most accurate way to do this is with a router.

You could easily make a template & use a pattern bit to do this. Personally, I would make a template out of some scrape plywood & use one of my plunge routers with a bit similar to this (www.amazon.com/Yonico-14122q-8-Inch-Diameter-Template/dp/B088GV3W8Q/ref=asc_df_B088GV3W8Q?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=79852151823158&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583451678720398&th=1) to make the recess for the handle. You could even use a small laminate router or any other non-plunge router to do the same thing.

If you don't have a router just screw the handle down where you want it to be located, then using a sharp razor knife to mark around it. Remove the handle & use a sharp chisel to make a series of cuts perpendicular to the surface to mark the depth. Then use the chisel to carefully remove the unwanted wood. cut out the recess. --72.93.xxx.xx




DIY Question-Chisel (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 2:04 PM
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I am a hobbyist woodworker and without a doubt a router is the best tool. However, if you've never used one be careful....wear all safety equipment and hold on with both hands. You'll need a "plunge" router for this. Or have someone do it that is familiar with routers. I would screw a guide template to the wood deck/porch and make this a 1 minute job. --99.92.xxx.xxx




DIY Question-Chisel (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 10:23 PM
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For o me cutout it is not worth dragging out power tools. It is a 5 minute job with a chisel, just follow Steve's advice

--166.216.xxx.xxx



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