I'm replacing my 42-year-old drop-in stove but can't afford to replace it with a drop-in, so I'm replacing it with a free-standing stove.
I know I need to cut out the cabinet baseboard and a strip of the countertop at the rear of the existing stove. Unfortunately, I can't cut a straight line with a hand saw to save my life. I suppose I could hire someone, but that would defeat the purpose of saving money on the stove, and I'd like to learn to do it myself anyway.
What's the most foolproof way to cut out the cabinets and countertop correctly so they don't look terrible? Specifically, what tools, guides, etc., should I use? Also, what, if anything, will be needed afterward to make the modification look good after the job is done?