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    • naf123
    • By naf123 15th May 18, 11:07 AM
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    cutting a cupboard
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    • 15th May 18, 11:07 AM
    cutting a cupboard 15th May 18 at 11:07 AM
    Hello,

    I need to cut part of a cupboard which is fixed/attached to the wall.

    Which tool below is safest to cut wood horizontally on the cupboard (i.e i will have to cut it whilst holding it in the air rather than on a work bench)

    Angle grinder
    Circular saw
    Jig saw

    or any other tool that I am not aware of?

    Many thanks for any advice!
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    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 15th May 18, 11:42 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:42 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:42 AM
    Do NOT use an angle grinder to cut wood. It is the most inappropriate tool for the job.

    A hand saw would be the safest and most appropriate tool for the job. Less likely to do any serious damage to hands or fingers.

    If you must use power tools, then I would suggest an Oscillating Muli Tool (see https://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/multi-tools/cat830708 for a selection) and a suitable wood cutting blade. If you do catch any flesh, the damage is likely to be minimal.
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    • naf123
    • By naf123 15th May 18, 11:48 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:48 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:48 AM
    Do NOT use an angle grinder to cut wood. It is the most inappropriate tool for the job.

    A hand saw would be the safest and most appropriate tool for the job. Less likely to do any serious damage to hands or fingers.

    If you must use power tools, then I would suggest an Oscillating Muli Tool (see https://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/multi-tools/cat830708 for a selection) and a suitable wood cutting blade. If you do catch any flesh, the damage is likely to be minimal.
    Originally posted by FreeBear
    Thanks for this valuable advice. To be honest I did not even know about these multi tools! In true MSE fashion I probably will go for the cheapest! (https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb752htl-300w-multi-tool-230-240v/8298x) I had a look at some you tube videos and yes this looks like the perfect tool for the job!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th May 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 7:21 PM
    If an angle grinder was a serious idea, I'd suggest you step away from any power tools.
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 15th May 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 7:22 PM
    why would you ever have to hold it in the air to cut it?
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