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Question: Now that the floor tile is installed the wooden French doors will not close due to the height of the tile. Can I use a Sazall to cut off the bottom of the doors without breaking the glass windows? Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer: I believe you mean Sawzall, which is a trade name for a reciprocating saw made by the Milwaukee Electric Tool Company.

Reciprocating saws are designed for making quick, rough cuts, through a variety of wood, metal and plastic, dependent on the blade you have chosen. Blades are also available for pruning trees and shrubs.

You do not want to use a reciprocating saw for finished woodworking. To trim the bottom of your French doors I suggest you use a block plane, belt sander or circular saw with at minimum a 40 tooth carbide tipped blade.

 

 

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