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Old 03-07-2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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Toothing In Hardwood Floor Repair Question ?

Going to repair this floor. Sanding and finishing is by others.

I of course want to tooth in what is practical. There are some longer existing pieces I would prefer to just cut shorter...rather than go back into the good flooring a foot or two addl.

Can I cut off the longer strip ? I'm thinking the adjacent pieces will be pulled out. How best to cut off and leave a partial piece ?
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:17 PM   #2
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Re: Toothing In Hardwood Floor Repair Question ?

you can make a square cut on the longer pieces with your multimaster works well and put a slight back angle on the cut. A steady hand keeps it from hitting the adjacent board and running a vacuum can keep it from burning the blades up as quickly-that old oak can be hard.


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Re: Toothing In Hardwood Floor Repair Question ?

I use a square to mark the line and then a oscillating multi tool to make the cut slightly back beveled so the new pieces will meet up nice. Everything Austin said...

I use my track saw to cut ones that aren't capture by pieces on either side. So if you have a long board that you can cut near the edge of the patch but you've got short ones on either side of it that are coming out, you can use a square to square the guide rail of the track saw and make the cut. Same technique would work with a circular saw, just a lot more dust.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:29 AM   #4
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It's not terrible to cut out 20-36" lengths and then beat the new boards into position with a bully sledge and beater block. I like to put some adhesive in the slot to keep it from squeaking and minimizing top nails.
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