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Old 03-16-2010, 02:57 PM
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Question fridge is too tall, what to do?

Our new fridge is about 1/4" too tall to fit under the cabinet and I need to trim away at the lip which is plywood. Sanding with a hand sander wasn't making a dent and so I bouth a 6" hand plane and it's doing only a little better. To quote Tim (the Toolman) Taylor I think I need "more power" (arr arrr arrrrr!) I don't have the time to fuck around with this. Which power tool/attachment is best for this job?
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Router with an end mill? Jigsaw?
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:06 PM
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It's just a trim type piece under an overhead cupboard? What about a jigsaw with a fine wood cutting blade. Then sand smooth, then stainnor paint. That's what I'd do. Then again you could hire a pro.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:19 PM
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Reminds me of the time my uncle wanted a particular tv in his basement but the door wasn't wide enough, so he had it replaced. Then the stairs weren't wide enough, so he had them done, too. It was something like $5000 to fit a $2000 television in there just because it was a Sony and that was his Sony room. He was a rich SOB.

But it sounds like you're on the right path. I remember seeing some home improvement show where they ran into this after changing flooring from linoleum to laminate or wood flooring. But I wouldn't know what you'd use to search for that.
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It depends on if there are doors and how it is hung as to what I'd use, if there are just the typical couple of screws holding it to the wall with no caulk or what not I'd take the cabinet down and run it through my table saw, if it was to much of a pain in the ass to take down I'd use a circular saw and finish up the cut with a jigsaw, as over a distance the circular saw is faster and more reliable for a straight cut, but can be difficult to hold to cut, worst case use a jig for the whole cut and clean it up with a belt sander to iron out any waves, if for some reason the jigsaw couldn't be used I'd use a belt sander for the whole thing 40 grit on plwood edge would take maybe 5-10 minutes, I don't own a handheld electric planerso I wouldn't use one, but if I had one I would use it, after the table saw, possibly before the circular, definitely before the jig saw.

and I'm moving this to diy section
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This is clearly a time when the answer to the question is high explosives.

Of course, that's the answer to most questions.
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:31 PM
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Check your manual before tearing your kitchen cabinets apart. All 4 wheels are adjustable on my GE profile for just this situation. Good luck.
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It depends on if there are doors and how it is hung as to what I'd use, if there are just the typical couple of screws holding it to the wall with no caulk or what not I'd take the cabinet down and run it through my table saw, if it was to much of a pain in the ass to take down I'd use a circular saw and finish up the cut with a jigsaw, as over a distance the circular saw is faster and more reliable for a straight cut, but can be difficult to hold to cut, worst case use a jig for the whole cut and clean it up with a belt sander to iron out any waves, if for some reason the jigsaw couldn't be used I'd use a belt sander for the whole thing 40 grit on plwood edge would take maybe 5-10 minutes, I don't own a handheld electric planerso I wouldn't use one, but if I had one I would use it, after the table saw, possibly before the circular, definitely before the jig saw.

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A circular saw would be tough for someone to use who isn't comfortable with it and experienced. Maybe he is....don't know. As is the same with a planer. I have electric and manuals. Still, a jig saw is easy to use and will get a nice level cut as long as you use the right blade and take your time. If it comes down easily, then surely cut it with a table saw. Your cut will be so clean you almost won't need to sand! Again, without being there it's hard to know what your dealing with.

Mark's idea is good. Although I'm SURE you already checked that.
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:51 PM
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Mark's idea is very good!

Look at all us neaderthals going right for the power tools...ready to hack away at a perfectly good cabinet. Sometimes, the obvious answer isn't so obvious.
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Sometimes, the obvious answer isn't so obvious.
You mean, "Hire a pro"?
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