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Offline rattsj

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TS75 cross cut hardwood flooring
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:49 PM »
Hi All,

Longtime lurker, never posted. Thought I'd share a recent success. I recently tore down a load bearing wall in my 1922 home.
  On one side of the wall was original oak and the other heart pine. Obviously the flooring did not go under the wall; it was butted against the foot. It also was not consistent on either side of the wall.
So what to do?  Patch in flooring and continue the oak while trashing the pine?  I decided to use the track and the TS 75 with the panther blade to make the gap square. So that I can put in a 3/4 ish hardwood threshold.
I had to take it slow and careful due to nails in the flooring. I set the blade depth about 1/16th shallow to not cut the sub floor. I slowly plunged as close to the adjacent walls  as I could. I have to admit it was tedious and slow not to break the teeth on the blade. I did throw a nail across the room. But other than that it worked flawlessly. I used a multi tool to cut the remaining boards by the adjacent walls (which took 3x as long as cuttining the other 13' of the span) after that a little chisel work to take out the last 16th". Bam perfectly square 14' gap to fill between the flooring.
  I'll post pics when I put in a proper threshold but I wanted to put this out there for anyone to see in the meantime.

Cheers

Josh

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Offline Rob Z

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Re: TS75 cross cut hardwood flooring
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:45 AM »
Hey Josh,

Glad to hear you had success with your project.  Long before I knew about track saws, I used to do those same cuts with a Skil wormdrive and just accepted the cloud of dust.  One of the first jobs we did when I bought my first track saw was the same kind of work you  just did.  And man did we all smile when there was no dust to clean up! I think I liked that more than the straight cut.  [big grin]

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: TS75 cross cut hardwood flooring
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 06:45 AM »
Thanks for sharing your experience. Can`t wait to see the picts  [eek]
Mario

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: TS75 cross cut hardwood flooring
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 11:05 PM »
Hi All,

Longtime lurker, never posted. Thought I'd share a recent success. I recently tore down a load bearing wall in my 1922 home.
  On one side of the wall was original oak and the other heart pine. Obviously the flooring did not go under the wall; it was butted against the foot. It also was not consistent on either side of the wall.
So what to do?  Patch in flooring and continue the oak while trashing the pine?  I decided to use the track and the TS 75 with the panther blade to make the gap square. So that I can put in a 3/4 ish hardwood threshold.
I had to take it slow and careful due to nails in the flooring. I set the blade depth about 1/16th shallow to not cut the sub floor. I slowly plunged as close to the adjacent walls  as I could. I have to admit it was tedious and slow not to break the teeth on the blade. I did throw a nail across the room. But other than that it worked flawlessly. I used a multi tool to cut the remaining boards by the adjacent walls (which took 3x as long as cuttining the other 13' of the span) after that a little chisel work to take out the last 16th". Bam perfectly square 14' gap to fill between the flooring.
  I'll post pics when I put in a proper threshold but I wanted to put this out there for anyone to see in the meantime.

Cheers

Josh

That’s impressive.  It can’t have been fun dragging the larger TS 75 across the floor.  I wonder if the TS 55 would have made the job any easier.
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