I recently installed a new kitchen sink and faucet. It was one of those with the spot for a dish detergent pump.

After getting everything in, I come to find out there just isn't enough room to fit the bottle for the pump.

What I need to do is cut about 2 inches of wood that is about 1/2 inch thick, however, it's in a very awkward position.

Are there any suggestions on what I could use to cut?

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    A picture might help – gregmac Mar 7 '11 at 21:01
  • @gregmac - I'll see want I can do. – John Giotta Mar 7 '11 at 21:04

Do you have enough room to use an electric drill with a 2" hole saw? If not, perhaps a Dremel or similar tool with a routing bit?

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  • I do have enough room. I also have a Dremel. The hole saw might work, I was focused on something the that cut down or across and in. – John Giotta Mar 7 '11 at 18:40

Keyhole saw might be your friend here. I actually have one where I broke MOST of the handle off so it fits smaller spaces :) For those in need, here is a picture of one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole_saw

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Like @Niall I would first recommend a Dremel tool (if you don't have one or can't borrow one, it's a sound investment for any DIYer's toolbox!).

Alternatively, a new oscillating tool by Bosch is made specifically for small, hard-to-reach jobs like this. You might want to check that out as well.

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    I actually have a Dremel rotary and a multi-max (oscillating). The problem I had with the oscillating was I created more a friction fire than actual cutting LOL. I'll definitely try the routing bit. – John Giotta Mar 7 '11 at 19:05

If there's enough space to tap a hammer you could also try a chisel. I've found myself getting out the chisel now and then for tight situations.

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  • A great "less power" solution. – Tester101 Mar 19 '13 at 15:53
  • Unfortunately, there wasn't enough swing space for a hammer. – John Giotta Mar 19 '13 at 16:03

I know I am late to the party, but a Oscillating Power Tool has been my go to for most for the awkward jobs.

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