Another skirting question

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by mickman1234, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    Jigsaw is the wrong tool. You will never get a decent mitre with one. You can buy a sharp hand saw for less than a tenner. Make up a simple mitre box (even out of skirt offcuts) and use that as a jig to cut your mitre. It'll be far more accurate than a jig saw. or buy one if it fits the size skirt you are using

    @Deleted member 11267 - beat me by seconds!
  2. mickman1234

    mickman1234 New Member

    Yeah I know , it’s hard to use for angles

    will pick up a litre box tomorrow , skirting is 144mm high so thought it was too big for a mitre box but hopefully not
  3. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    its also a case of your angles being off, i.e. the section of wall may not be perfect 90 degrees
  4. mickman1234

    mickman1234 New Member

    Yeah I think that’s a definite
  5. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    In which case you insert a piece of packing in the mitre box to skew the cut. You don't need fancy tools - they only really help speed.
  6. mickman1234

    mickman1234 New Member

    Right lads , on to the last bit - thanks so much for the help

    this last bit is at a different angle - how do I measure and cut this ?
  7. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    Which angle is different? what is it? If you are using a mitre box, for small deviations use packing to skew the board so the cut is where you need it.

    Picture of what you are trying to do?
  8. mickman1234

    mickman1234 New Member

    Sorry thought I attached it

    attached now

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  9. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    It's a 45/135 angle so you need to mitre at 22.5/67.5 degrees.
  10. mickman1234

    mickman1234 New Member

    Ok thanks - won’t be able to do that with a jigsaw . Might buy a mitre saw as I have enjoyed this task
  11. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    If you are serious about DIY, this is a very useful tool. I have Bosch GCM 800SJL which is about £300 and highly recommended, but I hear good things about the evolution saws (which you can get from Screwfix) which are about half the price.
  12. mickman1234

    mickman1234 New Member

    Yep will get the evolution and start from there - setting myself a goal of changing the timber floor in a very small room upstairs

    foam was a great job in fairness ,

    thanks again to everyone
  13. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

    I’ve done that for years. Bit more of a problem when it’s a wide room
  14. David Henry

    David Henry New Member

    Hi there! I have a lot of tools and they look so messy. Could you recommend some kinds of good toolbox for me? thanks in advance!
  15. techie

    techie Active Member

    David, might be an idea to start a new thread. Tools for what kind of toolbox?
  16. David Henry

    David Henry New Member

    Okay. Thanks. I found a suitable toolbox for me.

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