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Title: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 10, 2018, 02:55:49 PM
I know it's a long shot but, does anyone have a Laminate floor cutter and or a jamb saw they would like to get rid of?

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: BigMike on July 10, 2018, 04:17:50 PM
Home Depot rents all of that stuff.


Iíve used an oscillating saw to cut jambs. Everyone needs to own one.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: BigPrince on July 10, 2018, 06:17:53 PM
Everyone needs to own one.

100% agreed.  The original Fein is the best tool I've ever owned.  It has been a game changer in renovations.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 10, 2018, 07:31:40 PM
Just found out that my son in law has a jamb saw and is brining it with him and I just bought a laminate floor cutter on sale from floor decor. So it lools like I'm good for now.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: tcdawg on July 10, 2018, 09:17:02 PM
New house, new projects...right Chuck?
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 10, 2018, 10:29:42 PM
New house, new projects...right Chuck?
Yep, we were hoping to do the floors next year but, this house had carpet in the bathrooms and Sherry just couldn't handle it lol. So out with the carpet. We are also staining the kitchen cabinets at the same time.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: BigMike on July 11, 2018, 08:23:59 AM
Good luck on the projects. Take care of your back when you do the floors.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 11, 2018, 11:33:29 AM
Good luck on the projects. Take care of your back when you do the floors.
Thanks. So far back is good. Today is my first day off of crutches. Apparently, I developed a bone spur and it caused inflamation on my Achilles and I have been down for a little over a week.

I can honestly say that I don't believe that I have ever experienced this kind of pain!

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: BigPrince on July 11, 2018, 11:38:37 AM
Good luck on the projects. Take care of your back when you do the floors.
Thanks. So far back is good. Today is my first day off of crutches. Apparently, I developed a bone spur and it caused inflamation on my Achilles and I have been down for a little over a week.

I can honestly say that I don't believe that I have ever experienced this kind of pain!

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Sorry to hear about that Chuck.  Achilles pain is no joke.  Hope you're getting good drugs and feeling better quickly.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 12, 2018, 08:57:17 AM
Good luck on the projects. Take care of your back when you do the floors.
Thanks. So far back is good. Today is my first day off of crutches. Apparently, I developed a bone spur and it caused inflamation on my Achilles and I have been down for a little over a week.

I can honestly say that I don't believe that I have ever experienced this kind of pain!

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Sorry to hear about that Chuck.  Achilles pain is no joke.  Hope you're getting good drugs and feeling better quickly.
Ibprophen only. Sherry had some 600 mg Ibprophen from when she broke her ankle so I finished those off lol.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 12, 2018, 08:59:00 AM
Here's an almost finished pic of the kitchen cabinets. We start on the floors tonight.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180712/e373aab14e297193c923c400d16892d1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: kvom on July 12, 2018, 10:58:49 AM
I wasn't too sure what a laminate cutter is so had to check youtube.  We just used an electric saw when we did the upstairs in the garage.  I did tile and hardwood in the house before my knees protested further work.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 12, 2018, 11:21:09 AM
If that cutter works as advertised it should save a lot of time and less clean up since there won't be any sawdust.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 15, 2018, 04:38:42 PM
1200 sq/ft done (except for trim out)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/c2efdaa66bc79c76451b6e248bffe8e2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/bc10a0ea9b467d6b41dca9a9724b709d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/3796819c83cd321a79f3654e5ad2ea43.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/78039b060a586e16789f039846df5101.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/ecca24eb2550e1b6d66d91139ea51036.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: clark123456 on July 15, 2018, 05:40:59 PM
Dayum, you got after that!

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: BigPrince on July 15, 2018, 06:26:10 PM
Nice Chuck!
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: cru9 on July 15, 2018, 06:58:46 PM
Looks good


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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: tjsahara00 on July 16, 2018, 03:26:39 AM
Gotta love hardwood floors....nice job
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: tcdawg on July 16, 2018, 07:14:11 AM
Looks great Chuck.  My back hurts just thinking about that project.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Blue J on July 16, 2018, 01:17:47 PM
Wow!! How much are you charging a Sq. Ft?
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: patman on July 16, 2018, 01:27:21 PM
Wow!! How much are you charging a Sq. Ft?

If you have to ask...
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Raisinhead on July 16, 2018, 03:51:27 PM
Nice job man
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 16, 2018, 04:43:14 PM
Wow!! How much are you charging a Sq. Ft?
Lol, you wouldn't want to pay my rate.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Blue J on July 16, 2018, 05:10:48 PM
Wow!! How much are you charging a Sq. Ft?
Lol, you wouldn't want to pay my rate.

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 lmao
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: clark123456 on July 17, 2018, 08:13:08 AM
They look a bit rough (worn), are you going to sand and stain them for the long term?
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: kvom on July 17, 2018, 09:34:35 AM
I thought he is using laminate.??
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: clark123456 on July 17, 2018, 11:24:04 AM
I thought he is using laminate.??
I was kidding around, presuming he was going for that style.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 17, 2018, 11:25:19 AM
They look a bit rough (worn), are you going to sand and stain them for the long term?
Iys a rustic look, there supposed to look that way.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 17, 2018, 11:30:47 AM
I thought he is using laminate.??
Yes, its a laminate. Hardwood just didn't make since. Laminate is easier to install, waterproof and this particular brand comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 28, 2018, 10:48:17 AM
Well, I thought the trimming was going to be easy. Apparently, when you install stairs for carpet they are already rounded off at the nose. To install laminate/hardwood floors that nose has to be cut off. Not that its a big deal, just wasn't something I was planning lol.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: clark123456 on July 28, 2018, 12:30:39 PM
Well, I thought the trimming was going to be easy. Apparently, when you install stairs for carpet they are already rounded off at the nose. To install laminate/hardwood floors that nose has to be cut off. Not that its a big deal, just wasn't something I was planning lol.
I was told that professional installers from wouldn't put hardwood floors on stairs made for carpet.   I didn't know why.  Interested in your results.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Raisinhead on July 29, 2018, 02:37:45 PM
Well, I thought the trimming was going to be easy. Apparently, when you install stairs for carpet they are already rounded off at the nose. To install laminate/hardwood floors that nose has to be cut off. Not that its a big deal, just wasn't something I was planning lol.
I was told that professional installers from wouldn't put hardwood floors on stairs made for carpet.   I didn't know why.  Interested in your results.

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We are having ours stained. We were told it was dependent on the base and lucked out.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: BigPrince on July 29, 2018, 05:37:23 PM
When I did my reno, under the carpet on the stairs was square board.  Took a sawzall and cut the excess nose off to square it all off.  Then put stainable oak steps and risers over the old boards.  Huge pain in the ass getting all the cuts right on the stairs but came out great.
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: Trailabite on July 29, 2018, 07:33:19 PM
When I did my reno, under the carpet on the stairs was square board.  Took a sawzall and cut the excess nose off to square it all off.  Then put stainable oak steps and risers over the old boards.  Huge pain in the ass getting all the cuts right on the stairs but came out great.
Yep, that's what I gotta do. I went ahead and ordered one of those Fein tools to help get ot done.

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Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: BigPrince on July 29, 2018, 09:26:59 PM
If youíre cutting stair boards get the stair measurement tool cause the cuts may not be square. I would not have been able to cut mine without it. 

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stairtek-5-in-x-12-in-Sturdy-Plastic-Tread-Template-STTRTO/203410479?keyword=measuring+tool+tread&searchtype=text&semanticToken=212400+++%3E++++st%3A%7Bmeasuring+tool+tread%7D%3Ast++cn%3A%7B0%3A0%7D++tread+%7Bproduct%7D+measuring+tool+%7Brest%7D++dln%3A%7B562460%7D+qu%3A%7Bmeasuring+tool+tread%7D
Title: Re: Hardwood Floor Tools
Post by: jc79 on July 31, 2018, 12:27:57 AM
If youíre cutting stair boards get the stair measurement tool cause the cuts may not be square. I would not have been able to cut mine without it. 


Solid pro tip right there!



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