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  • Premier Icon molgrips
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    I need something that can cut down into a surface a fixed amount. Like a circular saw but tiny and precise. I’ve got a piece of 10mm ply on top of something else and I need to cut a piece from it without removing the whole lot.

    There ‘s a tiny dremel saw attachment but I don’t know if it has a depth stop. There is also the router jig for it but that wont go up to an internal edge.

    Ideas? Does that make sense?

    Bear
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    Multi tool?

    Premier Icon elajel
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    A multi cutter like the Bosche GOP SCE may do the trick. Has millimetres marked on the push blade so you can see how deep you are cutting.

    TuckerUK
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    Not knowing how precise you need to cut, but if you bought (say) a 22mm circular saw for a Dremel, and it had (say) a 2mm spindle, your max depth of cut could only be 10mm.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Problem is that I need to go right up to a wall. A hand tool would be preferable actually.. despite the thread title 🙂

    Although.. hmm.. does the dremel saw have different sized blades?

    Leigh
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    Multi cutter is the tool for the job.
    Fein ones are on offer at toolstop

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Fein and things like Fein multicutters (Bosch do them in Blue and Green and corded and cordless varieties) would do the job, especially if its a reasonably short length of cut. The plunge blade is marked with increments rather having a stop though, so its a steady hand / eye thing

    The blade vibrates almost imperceptibly to cut and is and is very safe to use – it’ll cut wood and steel but not meat and fingers – its the same kind of saw the gets used for removing plaster casts. Different attachments can be used for sanding and grout removal too so a good general fixing/renovating/bodging diy buy.

    Otherwise an angle grinder and a thin blade (such as the ones for stainless steel) and some care would work too.

    If you surf the shopping channels theres are dinky-bladed plunge cutting saw that pops up there, but not sure how close to an edge they cut.

    If its a longer cut then the festool and maffel type saws can cut very close to an edge (but not flush) and can plunge and have a depth stop, and will cut a very straight, clean line (unlike the multi cutter which can hack things up a bit) but thats in the hire rather than buy price range

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Those multi cutters look ace but not sure I can justify the expense..

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    hire one ?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Stanley knife with a new blade and a steel rule?

    If its only a short cut then repeated strokes would do it.

    Or a chisel + drill out the middle with depth stop. Forstner bits are good for removing material.

    unovolo
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    Can you not drill a series of small holes next to one another 10mm deep in the shape you require then use a stanley blade to break the bridges between each hole.

    Cost= 1small drill bit+patience.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    This worked out well in the end, £12. A bit of faff in places, due to access, but the did the job when coupled with a bit of force.

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