Cutting doors to fit carpet

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by upsticks, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    if they are slotted screws take a flat bladed screwdriver
    place the blade at an angle at one end of the slot tap the handle with a hammer driving the blade along the slot to clean it out
    then place the blade firmly in the slot and tap firmly with the hammer to locate the blade and help loosen the screw

    if its a star screw make shure you are using the correct bit[9 times out of 10 its a pozi no2]tap the head firmly

    big all
  2. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    I've never used a biscuit jointer, but from what I've
    seen of the blades, aren't they a bit rip-saw-like ?
    I haven't seen biscuit blades with more than about 6

    teeth. Wouldn 't these rip the door apart ?

    Handyandy - really

    your right about the lack of teeth h a

    but because you only go half way through you dont get breakout on the other side
    the only place it may happen is on the lock end but if you slow the cut down as it is about to appear your ok

    i say dont knock what you havent tried

    and i am a southern softy from just below the southern lowland of scotland

    big all
  3. archie

    archie New Member

    mate just hire a door trimmer from any hire shop - no need to take doors off - job done!
  4. panlid

    panlid New Member

    big all, you said finish off with a handsaw... what kind of doors are these? i bet it looks **** and you have gone down in my estimation. please tell me this is a wind up
  5. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    but because you only go half way through you dont get breakout on the other side...

    It would be breakout on the near side, wouldn't it ?
    I know. I'm nitpicking now, but.....

    Handyandy - really
  6. panlid

    panlid New Member

    BIG ALL an anagram of I BLAGG
  7. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    SIDNEY, an anagram of Mickey Mouse(DISNEY)


    Handyandy - really
  8. panlid

    panlid New Member


    handyandy an anagram of...errrr


  9. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heelloo again sid
    the bicie jointer wont usualy do the inch or so nearest to the hinge edge
    so you just need to clean that bit up

    ok h a your right about the breakout being on the front edge but as its with the grain till the end of the cut
    but of course when you arris the edge to clean it up you have got to be very very unlucky for any thing to show
    and of coure its a method of last resort and nearer to a bodge than a propper job

    big all
  10. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    another point wouldnt like to use on hollow doors as they may be ply or the block as you say is likely to be non existant

    if you are worried about rough edges have you ever seen a rough edge with a bickie joiner going with the grain

    big all
  11. panlid

    panlid New Member

    thanks big all for your reply and confesion to it being nearer a bodge;-)

    carpet fitters normally take doors off if it wont fit anyway so its errelevent really. quick plane and some new screws on.:)
  12. upsticks

    upsticks Member

    Archie I found the door trimmer at HHS so thanks for that, useful as a last resort if the screws won't budge.
    Thanks also for all your other suggestions.

  13. panlid

    panlid New Member

    come again were always here to help ;)
  14. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

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  15. panlid

    panlid New Member

    bogit if you were new on here youd think we were all aload of b****s. which were not of course ;)

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  16. Hoppy100

    Hoppy100 New Member

  17. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    thats wat i mentioned on the 4th post,but at £410 :(
    i wood shop a round.
  18. panlid

    panlid New Member

    **** me just take the bloody door of and plane...
  19. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    You will probably see that the door trimming saw has a 100mm blade the same as biscuit jointers.
  20. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    38 posts on trimming a door! I as a scumbag handyman get these c**y jobs a lot and I only ever take the door off.

    O no.......I agree with SID again :)

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