sunnyholme said:I uses a cordless sawzall with a fine tooth blade upside down (not The normal way you would put a blade in)
It works great if you start really slow barely touching the wood.
Never had a mess up!
I did this using, of all things, a 7.2 volt B&D mini circular saw. It is useless for most anything else, but for little precision cuts like this, it works out OK.Mike Finley said:How would you vertically cut a piece of 5 1/2" tall base board that is on the wall without removing it, making a perfectly smooth and finished cut and not marring the painted wall it is attached to?
I've even used it to cut moldings at a 45 degree bevel without touching the wall or paint. Then used the cut-off piece to cut the new molding for a tight fitting, normal looking scarf joint. Baseboards, crown, or anything else.I know this is way out of date but someone may look this up someday. The Fein Multimaster is not a cheap tool but once you have one you will find so many uses for it. The blade vibarates, it won't cut your hand because the skin moves with it but put it to something solid and it cuts right through. It doesn't cut fast but you can put your vertical line on the baseboard and cut exactly on the line. The blades are only 1/64 of an inch thick. There is one blade that is a semi circle. Teeth run half way around the blade and the rest is flat. Imagine a circle with teeth for 180 degrees and then cut the blade in half where the teeth stop. This allows you to cut the baseboard with the teeth while the flat side is against the floor and it won't harm the flooring. I bought one years ago for one job and since then seem to use it about once every week or two.