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Unread 10-29-2007, 09:32 AM   #1
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Where to find toe kick saw

Anyone know where I can find a toe kick saw. I've gone to the local tool supply stores, they all look at me like I'm crazy when I ask for a toe kick saw. None have ever heard of one Really needed one yesterday...
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Unread 10-29-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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If you mean undercut saw you can check out Construction Complete
There are some other types but this should get you started.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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Toe-kick saw not same animal, Jack. Toe-kick saw lot's more fun.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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My local HD has one that they rent out.

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Unread 10-29-2007, 02:15 PM   #5
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http://www.tools4flooring.com/robert...kit-p-674.html
I have the 6" blade version of this saw, works great.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 02:40 PM   #6
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Toe-kick saw is not for cutting toe-kicks, guys, it's for cutting the flooring under the toe-kick. Again, not at all the same animal as the under-cut saws y'all are pointing to.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 02:45 PM   #7
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Unread 10-29-2007, 02:46 PM   #8
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toe-kick saws are much scarier than jamb saws. I have seen them things jump up and bite peoples fingers.

I am pretty sure all the local home depots in my area have them. They even come with this annoying tag on it that warns of how dangerous they are.

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If someone could come up with a better (safer) saw then this I am sure it would be a big hit.

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Unread 10-29-2007, 02:50 PM   #9
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If ya got a Harbor Freight store near you check there. It's not a Crain 795 but, it is a toe kick saw none the less. Alot cheaper than the Crain also.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 03:04 PM   #10
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The carpet distributers in this area are the ones that carry them.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 03:19 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replies guys. Did end up finding/buying a saw(Crane 795) at one of the larger local flooring distributors. Was $250 but after using it to cut out a tongue/groove bathroom floor, well worth the money. And yes, she's got quite a kick. There were inevitably square nails(a ton) but it held up. Had to be real careful when cutting close to the wall; if it kicked there the wrist could easily be tweaked.

The only drawback is the guard. It extends about 3" to the right of the blade so you can't start the cut even with the wall. In the manuals it was pictured w/o the current guard setup; The only thing I can think of is that they changed it for liability or safety issues. It can't be taken off but could be cut using a grinder. Hate to hack up a brand new tool though. I'll wait to see how it manages before decing whether to trim the guard. Have a feeling it's coming off though. Anyone have the original version and can weigh in?
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Unread 10-29-2007, 03:27 PM   #12
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ahh, I see. so you can remove the flooring around and not move the Cabinet.
I was gonna say why in the heck would you cut a toe kick?!?! haha
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Got a nice scar on my forearm from playing with one of them kick saws..Ended up going over my shoulder.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/CRAIN-Toe-Kick-S...QQcmdZViewItem

You just may be bidding against me though. I need one for my wood floor removals.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 06:27 PM   #15
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No worries Scott, bought one today. Looks like a good deal there...and that one doesn't have the wider guard that doesn;t allow you to get right up to the cabinet.
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