I have hardwoods in my kitchen that I want to refinish. The only problem is that there is a plywood layer with laminate tile on top of the wood. The plywood goes all the way to the wall, but we don't have the budget to replace the cabinets. I bought a 3 3/8ths in toe-kick saw to try to cut the plywood, but it won't fit underneath the cabinets.

What should my next move be?

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    A photo may help. With most cabinets the kick is part of the cabinet, are you sure it is a separate piece?
    – Ed Beal
    Sep 6, 2017 at 18:42

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Get one of the 'sonic tool' saws. That should fit. Buy 3-4 aggresive blades to cut that much floor.

Here's a link to one. There are many out there. Make sure you get a corded model, with the fastest 'rpms'.


  • I had thought about one of these, but wasn't sure it would work. Thanks for the help. I will go buy one tonight and try it!
    – rlltiderll
    Sep 7, 2017 at 12:45

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