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Javaru

10:59AM | 06/16/14
Member Since: 06/16/14
3 lifetime posts
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My new wall oven is 1/8" wider than my wall oven opening. The molding around the opening extends 1/2". So all I need to do is trim 1/16" off the molding on each side. What's the best way to trim that and keep the edge parallel? I think it'd be hard to keep nice and parallel & consist if I try to sand it down. I've been considering getting a trim router anyhow... would that be a good option?

Javaru

07:36PM | 06/16/14
Member Since: 06/16/14
3 lifetime posts
> If it were me I would trim it on a table saw.

Sorry if I wasn't clear. It's an existing (installed) cabinet that can't be disassembled based on how it's constructed. So it needs to be trimmed in place.

David, Moderator

11:06PM | 06/16/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
226 lifetime posts
Hi there
I used to install kitchens and have had to do this many times.
Normally the oven trim extends past the opening about 2/8 to 1/2 inch so perfection is not critical.
A router would work if you can fasten or clamp a straight edge as a guide. If you decide to free hand with a router, be careful.
You could use a jigsaw, sawzaw or even a power saw. If you use power saw or jigsaw, apply masking or painters tape to plate surface to avoid scratching
Thanks
David

Javaru

12:55PM | 06/17/14
Member Since: 06/16/14
3 lifetime posts
Thanks David. That helps. The cabinet extends out farther then the other cabinets. So I'm hoping that I can use the outside edges of the cabinet with the trim router's parallel edge guide. If not, clamping a straight edge is my backup plan. I would have to the same with a jigsaw since my freehand cuts are about as straight as a piece of wet spaghetti.

Given how little I have to take off, I think the router would be cleaner than the jigsaw. And it gives me the excuse I need to buy the trim router I've had my eye on for some time. My "main" router is a beast and I would not want to try to use it horizontally for this job.

Thanks again for the assistance.

David, Moderator

10:53PM | 06/24/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
226 lifetime posts
Your welcome.
That is a very good reason to bur the router you have your eyes on.
Go for it
Thanks
David
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