"HerHusband" wrote in message
I'm dealing with a trailer house with about 15 feet of bad floor
along one side. I recently replaced the floor in the water heater
closet in that trailer, and used a wood chisel along the wall.
Just that 30" closet took hours. I'm trying to find a better way.
A reciprocating saw with a 6" blade would easily let you cut right up
to the base of the wall.
You must have the steadiest hands in the world. g I don't think I
could hold a sawzall steady enough to control the depth of cut unless
I used some sort of long guide rod along the wall for the saw to "ride
on." But then again I nearly failed freehand drawing at my tech HS.
I hear ya, I'm horrible at freehand work myself.
Maybe I've practiced more than I care to admit, but it's not as hard as
it sounds. The blade will tend to follow the bottom plate of the wall,
and you can rest the foot of the saw on the floor as you cut. All you
really need to worry about is holding the saw at the right angle to
control the depth of cut. If you can find a blade that is wider (i.e. a
demolition blade), it won't flex as much and will be easier to control.
Arthritic hands and a saw that's probably way more powerful and bigger than
I really need would probably preclude my using my sawzall that way. As for
following a line freehand with a jig saw, they call it that because in my
hands it dances a jig around the line. (-: