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05-21-2016 10:45 AM
Cherryville Chuck
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Originally Posted by tacomamactech View Post
Check out. . . Rockwell VersaCut Circular Saw. It is small, and will cut deeper than 1".
I would made scoring cuts from front to back and chisel out the wood!
The problem with any tool like that is that it won't cut into the corners which leaves you with a chiseling job to finish it. The oscillating multi tool will cut right to corners. In fact it will cut through the corner if it isn't over an inch or so thick. That's what makes it ideal for jobs like this.
05-20-2016 08:36 PM
willowdog96 Final project complete. In the end I used a mini-circular saw to cut the lines of a chessboard pattern. The lines were 1/2" deep. I then used the multi-tool to 'pop' off each square from the side.

Thanks for all of your help. I realized this is a router forum but I appreciate the leads to the multi-tool.

Best,
Bruce
05-13-2016 07:16 PM
DesertRatTom I would consider cutting an opening in the ply and adding a layer of ply below that. That will give you a full extra inch (or 3/4 inch). Split the plug you will be putting in into two parts and put temporaty handles on each segment so you can hold them in position while screwing them in place through the top of the existing ply. You could use some glue to reinforce this. The handles will allow you to use a rod of some sort to hold the new ply tight to the bottom of the old. Many screws to hold it fast! I am assuming that the old ply has space below it for a blade to cut through. If you're concerned about moisture, seal the new bottom. I like simple solutions.
05-13-2016 03:12 PM
tacomamactech Check out. . . Rockwell VersaCut Circular Saw. It is small, and will cut deeper than 1".
I would made scoring cuts from front to back and chisel out the wood!
05-13-2016 01:10 PM
willowdog96
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Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
oscillating multi tool
Think this is what I'll try.

Thanks.
05-13-2016 01:07 PM
Herb Stoops
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Originally Posted by Nickp View Post
None of us on the forum will ever see it from where we sit... especially after you put the washer in...
I agree with Nick, And a good sharp chisel would solve the problem. Sometimes hand tools to the rescue,whether you want to use them or not.

Herb
05-13-2016 12:18 PM
Nickp
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Originally Posted by willowdog96 View Post
I will look into the multitool more. When I look at the part that was 'done' I can see more evidence of this type of technique than having had used a router in that the surface left behind while pretty level is not particularly flat.

Thanks
None of us on the forum will ever see it from where we sit... especially after you put the washer in...
05-13-2016 11:57 AM
willowdog96
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Yup...thought so...I found I have a lot of control with the plunge blade on both my Fein and a couple of cheapies I've used. The "secret sauce" is to use a quality blade. Bosch has a good blade with a universal adapter ($.98, Home Depot) that cuts real well. You may have some nails or screws in there so I suggest the wood/metal blade just in case you hit one.

You could plunge to depth across the whole opening and then cut across. You could start shallow, say 1/2 or 1" at a time to get the feel of it. Don't push too hard, let the blade do the work and it will stay nice and flat and go where you want. If you catch the plunge in between the ply and the top, it might be even easier. You might even have success with the linoleum blade if it's just separating the two (glued).
I will look into the multitool more. When I look at the part that was 'done' I can see more evidence of this type of technique than having had used a router in that the surface left behind while pretty level is not particularly flat.

Thanks
05-13-2016 11:52 AM
Herb Stoops
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Originally Posted by willowdog96 View Post
Very much a possibility. I'm just not sure how much 'control' I'd have. I really only want to plane down 1/2" from under the counter. I feel I need to be pretty accurate.

It's not the clearest picture but might help people visualize what I'm doing. Again, this is under the counter and not on the floor.

Thanks.
No one has suggested this,so I will throw it on the table.

Could you build a surround for the opening to set the DW out 1/2"?
Also have you checked the depth of the opening against the DW depth? Sometimes the newer appliances will not fit the openings for older ones.

Herb
05-13-2016 11:43 AM
Herb Stoops
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Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
After drawing up the plans for our new kitchen, I mentioned to my wife that we had forgotten the dishwasher. She just smiled and said
" no we didn't". We installed a pullout drawer for two trash cans, one for trash and one for recyclables. Guess who is the dish washer?
That is Hilarious, you placed second to the trash. As the Colonel says,"time to stand up, Boy".

Herb
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