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Any experience with Metwood joist reinforcers?

Does anyone in the group have experience using the following product from Metwood to reinforce joists that had to be to cut to route plumbing drains/pipes? https://www.metwood.com/product/1-...
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How to cut pumice? [closed]

I've found a few pumice rocks at the beach, from the size of an egg to about a handball. I've boiled them and left them in diluted bleach for a while to disinfect and clean. Now I'd like to cut some ...
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How cut 4“ wide, 2” deep hole in concrete floor

I'm looking for advice on how to efficiently cut a rough hole about 4" diameter and 2" deep in a concrete floor. My tools are: a new 4.5" angle grinder with a diamond-cup grinding wheel and a diamond ...
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How to find heater wire cut?

I have an old and damage sidewalk with a heater wire inside it. The wire is cut somewhere but I don't know how to find where. Is there any electrical tool or way to find where is it cut? This is ...
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Need help making an exact size marble “ingot” [closed]

I'm making a marble Monopoly board. Each space on the board will be a 3" x 1.5" piece of marble, purchased as small tiles from Home Depot, then cut to size using a budget tile wet saw. I will etch the ...
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Why isn't door casing mitered to meet base trim?

Question Up Front Why are door trims at the floor not cut at 45° like everything else is? Is it a style thing, or is there a functional reason for it? Details I have noticed in many houses that the ...
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When to use snap-off blade knife and when to use trapezoid blade knife?

I want to buy a utility knife, but I don't know what are the advantages of snap-off blade knife over trapezoid blade and vice versa.
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Trimmed too deep on door side, can I save this edge?

On the long side of my door, I was trimming using a saw (I know, I now own a planer) and my angle was too deep. I realized it and stopped, so now I have a cut with the outside piece still attached at ...
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What is the safest and quietest practical lightweight electric saw to cut 2x4 to use inside an apartment?

I have a miter saw but that thing is loud. Same with the circular saw. Moreover, while the miter saw can be used on the ground with not even a table, the circular saw is too dangerous without a full ...
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Removing/cutting beam beneath half-landing stairs

I have half-landing stairs which go up 7 steps, around a flat bit, then up another 7 steps. The second portion of the steps is at the back of one of the downstairs rooms, and is currently boxed-in, ...
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marking & cutting odd plywood shape

I need to create a non-standard shape of thick plywood (1+") for an extension to a kitchen island. Shape is something like this: ... the size is roughly 3ft-square, and the inside and outside ...
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Utility Knife Blade Tool that is a “Block”

Is there any kind of tool that is a "block" (imagine a sanding block) that accepts utility-knife blades? Imagine cutting a piece of rigid foam. And instead of using a straight pencil mark or (blue) ...
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Cutting a stainless tube - without a grinder [closed]

I've got to cut a section of rectangular stainless tube (1/8" thick, 3" x 3", or about 3mm, 7x7cm) but I'm not allowed to use a grinder because of local rules. A circular saw with a grinding blade is ...
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Cut already-installed trim / quarter round to mount bracket

I need to make two 2" gaps in already-install trim / quarter round to install mounting brackets for blinds. How best to make these cuts? Refer to red boxes in this photo: This is an inside tight ...
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Strengthening a Bamboo Ladder (After a Mistake)

I am a newbie to this so please be gentle. I had some dried out bamboo lying around and for some reason, I decided to make a ladder out of it. I got one of my measurements wrong and cut out a notch ...
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Will craftsman trim saw make straight cuts in 2x4?

I recently found a Craftsman Circular Cordless Saw 900.112650 in a closet that I bought many years ago and never used. Will this cordless saw make straight cuts in 2x4" treated wood? I still have ...
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Tips on cutting curves with a jigsaw

I recently needed to cut a hole in a 3/4 inch pine wood board. The hole was supposed to be about 6 inches in diameter. I drilled a hole near the edge and used my corded Makita jigsaw. I had used the ...
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Best way to fit this dishwasher under the kitchen counter?

This dishwasher is about a half inch too tall. Cutting a slot into the underside of the counter would solve the problem, and the lip of the washer would hide the cut, but I don't know the best way to ...
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How can I cut metal roofing and siding into pieces during demolition?

I'm tearing down an old single wide. What is an easy way of cutting the siding (aluminum) and roof (corrugated steel) into manageable pieces.
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How do I tell if a window I have is tempered glass? (I need to cut a hole)

I have a full size double-pane all-glass patio door that I'd like to put a hole in for an air conditioner exhaust hose. I plan to drill a hole with a glass drill bit and then use a carbide rod saw to ...
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What tool can I use to cut this heavy wire?

I recently had a 40 ft blue spruce tree removed from my front yard. I dug a hole in that area to put a new tree but noticed there is a solid metal wire inside of this hole. Maybe this wire was the ...
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Shaving off wood in 4“x4” to fit ez base?

I bought several of these 4x4 Simpson EZ bases, but most of the 4"x4" pieces of wood don't fit. Some of them are a very tight fit, but most of them are a tad wide. What tool can I use to easily shave ...
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What is the best method to cut 'Mother of Pearl' super thin seashell tile?

My wife bought this super thin seashell alike Tile called "Mother of Pearl" but I don't know the proper way to cut it. The tile seems to be very fragile and looks like it breaks into pieces easily. I ...
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Best way to create a 2“ wide * 6” deep channel in conrete

I'm looking to run a PVC pipe from my new laundry room to the garage where the house main sewer pipe lies. How would a pro do it? I'm assuming a concrete saw and hammer drill will be in play.... ...
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Can a quartz vanity countertop be recut for a larger sink?

I currently have a 55x19 quartz countertop that has a small undermount sink. If I decide to reuse the countertop for a larger drop in sink could it be recut by a pro shop? What is the probability that ...
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Metal cutting using electric drill [closed]

Requirement: Cutting of iron and steel rods; TMT rebars; solid/hollow; max diameter 2 cm. Steps taken: I am using special circular saw blades(Ferrous metal cutting) to be fitted to a regular 10mm(0-...
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Cutting Concrete Block Wall

I have an outdoor BBQ Island that has a grill and refrigerator installed in it. The Island is made out of 5 3/4" concrete block with wood top and tile on top of that. Right now I have a A/V Receiver ...
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How to efficiently trim 3mm polycarbonate with portable tool(s)?

I have a square of 3mm thick polycarbonate (aka "Lexan" after a common brand, though mine is a different brand) that is roughly 50cm along each edge. I need to trim a few mm off one corner and part ...
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Difference between angle grinder and circular saw

From what I've read on google, angle grinders and (portable) circular saws appear to be quite similar. Aside from a circular saw being perhaps a bit larger and maybe having some supports on the bottom,...
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Cutting ceramic tiles laid on concrete

I'll be framing out some walls on a tile floor laid over a concrete slab subfloor. As I understand it, the proper way to do this is to cut out the top flooring, and attach the walls' base plates ...
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How do I cut this material to put in a coach light

I'd like to put in a coach light just like the one below on the other side of the garage. The garage isn't finished, so the wiring will be easy. But I'm not sure how to cut through this thick stone ...
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The back of plywood is damaged after cut or drill. How to prevent it?

When I cut a piece plywood that I have, the front looks perfect, but the back is becomes completely damage and unpresentable. The same problem happens when I drill it. I use a table saw and drill ...
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Technique or tool to properly expose LED strip wires?

So I have cuttable, weatherproof led strips with the flexible silicone coating domed over the strip. I just have cut a correct length piece of a strip. Now both ends has four copper connectors. I ...
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Will a thin or thick cutoff angle grinder wheel last longer?

If size of cut didn’t matter (not in a confined area), wouldn’t a thicker cutoff wheel last longer? I was comparing mainly between a 1/16 and 1/8 width wheel. I was trying to compare between cutoff ...
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Tool recommendation for cutting curve in tiles

I need to cut curve in a few tiles. The solution I have found is to use a Dremel rotary tool with a diamond wheel. But I have read some reviews that most recent Dremels are not the same as the ones 5-...
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Rough estimate of tile cutter wheel durability

Can somebody give a rough estimate about the lifetime of a tile cutter wheel? I own a Sigma 3b4 which works with the 14A wheel.
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Why is wheel oil provided with a Montolit tile cutter?

I am thinking to buy a Montolit tile cutter for a diy project, thinking that it will be useful in the future too. According to this site The P3 version introduces an oil bottle to lubricate the ...
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What is my wall made of and how can I cut it without chipping?

While mounting a monitor on my wall I decided to add an outlet as well. While cutting through the wall (it is an exterior wall) I noticed the wall was thicker than just drywall. The main problem I had ...
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How to cut away ceramic from a sink that doesn't fit

I need to remove the stem for the faucets from my bathroom sink. However, the people who built this house (10 yrs old so fairly new home) messed up. I think this is what happened. They cut holes in ...
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Cutting large diameter threads

I have an extensive tap & die set, but they're mainly designed for common bolt sizes. The threads I need to cut are in (and on) metal and/or plastic pipes, or tubes; ranging between ∅49-89mm. ...
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Is “emery thread” a thing?

I read an at least partially true story about a man who escapes prison by sawing through iron bars using 'emery thread'. A google search for such returns only stories about dangerous kite-fighting in ...
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How to cut Hardie Board(Fiber Cement) Side Panelling?

I bought a place that has no screen patio door and I would like to install. I thought it would be quick job but I ran into a problem, there is some siding above the door that goes too far down(about a ...
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How to cover a rectangle with least number of convex polygons cut from sheets of given size

I'm designing a big door -- a rectangle sized 3*2.6 meters. (7.8 square meters). Given that the material I'm going with is OSB, which comes in 2.5*1.25 m. (3.125 sq.m.) sheets. Is there a tool/...
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Tool to cut small diameter PVC tubing/conduit?

Goal I want to cut a lot of 1/2" inner diameter PVC conduit (the gray stuff, not white). Caliper measured 15mm ID, which is really 0.6", but I think it's sold as 1/2", or maybe the fitting are sold ...
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How to cut thin strips of Hardiebacker

I started with Hardiebacker for the first time today for the wall of a shower, and was greatly impressed by the ease of the score-and-snap method for getting the large pieces I need. However, I also ...
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Good way of trimming a glass plate?

I have a cooker hood in mind which has a flat glass plate around the chimney/suction part, just short of 1cm thick. (I want this particular design as the hood will obscure a window slightly and also ...
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What is the proper way to cut a hole in a window pane?

I have a small electronic detector (the enclosure is 80mm x 110mm externally, rectangular with rounded corners) which I need to fit into a narrow, single-pane, fixed window next to a rear door. If at ...
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Can you use a router like a saw to cut wood?

Can one use a router to cut wood in a similar way that a jigsaw would cut wood? What are the upsides and downsides of using a router to cut wood? It seems simple enough, but then again, I've never ...
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Cutting sink boss from granite composite sink

We have a Swanstone composite granite drop in sink. We have a very narrow counter. The sink fits but the sink boss extensions in the front will not be used and I would really like to cut them off to ...
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How to cut out a piece of a stud fully from an existing wall?

I'm not sure what tool to use or how to use it to most effectively cut out a chunk of a stud of an existing wall that already has exterior wall sheathing on it. Things I've considered: 1) Circular ...