Trimming a kitchen cabinet - Router Forums
 13Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 761
 
Default Trimming a kitchen cabinet

Brother in law is buying a new refrigerator. In order for it to fit he will have to trim 3/8 ' off the piece across the bottom of the face frame. I suggested using either a jig saw or an oscillating saw. I would probably try the jig saw first since there is room for at least part of the shoe to ride on. Drill a hole to start it and go from there. Anyone have any suggestions?
billyjim is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 06:14 PM
Registered User
 
Nickp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Nick
Posts: 4,271
 
Default

I like the oscillating saw...straighter cut...cleaner...
Cherryville Chuck likes this.

Nick

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
GIVE A MAN A FISH and you feed him for a day.
TEACH HIM HOW TO FISH and you feed him for his life time.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nickp is online now  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 06:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Clay
Posts: 575
 
Default

Might use my oscillating saw at the end if needed, but would do and have done it with a trim router, straight and guide.
fire65 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 08:08 PM
Moderation Team
 
MT Stringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 5,711
 
Default

Don't forget to apply painters tape before you make the cut.

Just a FYI. I used a jig saw to enlarge the opening for a built in style oven. It just so happens the wood was hard maple. I burned up three blades making that cut...about 36 inches or thereabouts. I was using a fine tooth metal cutting blade so the cut would be smooth.
billyjim likes this.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
MT Stringer is online now  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 08:20 PM
Registered User
 
paduke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 1,184
 
Default

Remove doors
apply painters tape
use a tri square scribe cut line using pencil first then utility knife cut thru finish of cabinet to prevent chipping
cut line with jig saw use 10 -14 tpi cut shy of line sand to finsih remove tape rehang doors done
billyjim likes this.

Learning is an exciting adventure
paduke is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 08:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 1,463
 
Default

And use a "reverse-cut" saw blade to minimize splintering on the finished surface,

https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/bos...101br-29428-p/
billyjim likes this.
tomp913 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 08:45 PM
Registered User
 
paduke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 1,184
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomp913 View Post
And use a "reverse-cut" saw blade to minimize splintering on the finished surface,

https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/bos...101br-29428-p/
yep

Learning is an exciting adventure
paduke is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 761
 
Default

Clay, Brother in law actually suggested the router but I was hesitant. There is such a small area to support the base on I told him I didn't think that was a good idea.
fire65 and MT Stringer like this.
billyjim is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 761
 
Default

Thanks guys. The painters tape and the reverse cut blade were great ideas.
billyjim is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 12:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Clay
Posts: 575
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billyjim View Post
Clay, Brother in law actually suggested the router but I was hesitant. There is such a small area to support the base on I told him I didn't think that was a good idea.
That is the reason I said with a guide, the guide supports the router and gives exact cut, like a track saw. But the best thing to use is something you are comfortable using. Many ways to accomplish most tasks.
rbecklund and billyjim like this.
fire65 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen Cabinet TRN_Diesel Project Plans and How To 30 09-21-2013 08:09 PM
Kitchen Cabinets London atiyah New Member Introductions 0 06-18-2012 03:27 AM
Kitchen cabinet question N'awlins77 Project Plans and How To 16 05-17-2012 06:31 PM
Disassembly of kitchen cabinet doors in order to make them smaller Thelma1 DIY and Renovation 7 01-15-2011 10:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome