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Where in KW to get door cut down?

I need to get a solid wood door cut narrower.
My table saw is much too small and flimsy to handle it.
Does anyone know of a place in Kitchener Waterloo where I could take it?
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Drthorne wrote: Try the Rona cut shop
I thought they only cut product that was bought in their store but I'll give them a call anyway. Thanks.
I remember there used to be a carpenter shop behind the old Beaver Lumber on Park Street who cut some material for me years ago.
It's a Home Hardware building centre now but I think there is still a carpenter shop so I'll check that out as well.
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Since you want the RFD lowest price solution this is my recommendation:
http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/3 ... -p2910012e

Interestingly they even have a location in kitchener!
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retrovette wrote: I need to get a solid wood door cut narrower.
My table saw is much too small and flimsy to handle it.
Does anyone know of a place in Kitchener Waterloo where I could take it?
When you say narrower, do you mean height of the door or width? Or thickness?

Thickness wouldn't be possible unless you had a professional giant planer.

Both height and width I wouldn't even have considered doing that on a table saw. I've cut down many doors in my day, and the easiest is to simply find a straight edge that is at least the length you are trying to cut. Put the table on two saw horses, clamp down the straight edge to the right position, and a single cut down the straight edge as a guide with a circular saw will do.
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gheart008 wrote: When you say narrower, do you mean height of the door or width? Or thickness?

Thickness wouldn't be possible unless you had a professional giant planer.

Both height and width I wouldn't even have considered doing that on a table saw. I've cut down many doors in my day, and the easiest is to simply find a straight edge that is at least the length you are trying to cut. Put the table on two saw horses, clamp down the straight edge to the right position, and a single cut down the straight edge as a guide with a circular saw will do.
I needed to reduce the width of the door by taking an inch off each side.
I thought of doing it with a circular saw but felt a table saw would do a better job and be easier as the door is very heavy and I'm not as young as I once was. I managed to find someone to do the job for me today.
Thanks to all.
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retrovette wrote: I needed to reduce the width of the door by taking an inch off each side.
I thought of doing it with a circular saw but felt a table saw would do a better job and be easier as the door is very heavy and I'm not as young as I once was. I managed to find someone to do the job for me today.
Thanks to all.
The heavier the object the harder it is to work on a table saw. Think of is this way. In a table saw the entire door needs to move.. on a circular saw the door stays still and only the saw moves.

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