removing floorboards

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by lucozade, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. lucozade

    lucozade New Member

    I need to remove a piece of floorboard that is split in the bedroom but the problem i got is i cannot take the full floorboard up as it goes from the bedroom on to the landing and that would mean i would have to take the carpet up and we just had it fitted. I was going to cut the split piece out on the closet joist but i was wondering what is the best way to do this as i don't want to prise the floorboard up as it might loosen it on the landing. I don't want to use a circular saw to do a plunge cut so i was wondering if one of these tools would be ok.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7112472/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CGarden+and+DIY%7C10198728/c_2/2%7Ccat_10198728%7CDIY+power+tools%7C10198964/c_3/3%7Ccat10198964%7CMulti+purpose+powertools%7C10198986.htm
    Worx 250W Sonic Crafter
    Variable speed 11,000 - 20,000rpm.
    Oscillating function for multi application with one tool for sawing, cutting and sanding.
    Accessories include 1 multi material saw blade, 1 plunge cut wood saw blade, 1 delta sanding plate, 15 sanding sheets.
    Soft grip for optimal handling and control.
    Carry case included.
    Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee.
    Exclusions: warranty does not cover professional use.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7111112/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CGarden+and+DIY%7C10198728/c_2/2%7Ccat_10198728%7CDIY+power+tools%7C10198964/c_3/3%7Ccat10198964%7CMulti+purpose+powertools%7C10198986.htm
    Bosch All Rounder Kit
    180 watts.
    Variable speed 15,000 - 21,000rpm.
    Oscillating function for multi application with one tool for sawing, cutting and sanding.
    Accessories include 1 multi material saw blade, 1 plunge cut wood saw blade, 1 delta sanding plate, 6 sanding sheets.
    Soft grip for optimal handling and control.
    Dust extraction access for vacuum cleaner.
    Carry case included.

    If one of these would be ok what would you go for as i don't no which one to buy as you get a 3 year manufacturer's guarantee and more sanding sheets with the worx but the bosch is a better make.
    The floorboards that you buy now are 18mm thick but the old ones i got down are 22mm thick so how would you make it level.
     
  2. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    go for the bosch it has attachments avalable to do a hundred other jobs

    18mm is diy shed size try you wood yard or builders merchants for 21mm

    big all
     
  3. mof

    mof Member

    Just square a line across over the centre of your chosen joist and cut it through with a chisel obviously keeping the waste on the split side and keeping away from the nails.Done it loads of times.
     
  4. diyhopeful

    diyhopeful Active Member

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