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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:08 am 
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Hi, I need to cut some existing coving in the kitchen so a cooker hood chimney can go neatly to the ceiling. What is the best way to achieve this? Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:35 am 
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:lol: Tape and pencil :thumbright:

How about once you've marked out use a multitool to cut it out.

Or maybe take it back to the corners of that wall and redo after.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9th3Rk3_8og

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Multi tool or padsaw - there's going to be some minor filling to do afterwards whichever method you use.

With a padsaw, start in the centre and work down(*) to the edge (*or up) and then go back to the centre and do the opposite to finish.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:59 am 
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That multi tool looks ideal! Are there any cheaper alternatives that will do a decent job?

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what kind of coving you talking about? in place modern coving can be cut or shaped dead easy with a stanley knife


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 am 
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A multi tool is one of those tools you never knew you needed and when you have one it comes in useful for loads of little jobs. You can now buy quite cheap own brand versions and in most instances other makes of blades are compatible. Lidl or Aldi had one this week I think?

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It's plaster coving, hoping could be cut square with a multi tool?

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Yes, it will be ideal. I would score a guide line so the blade can be located accurately. The blade can snatch going free hand and locating in a groove is much better. :thumbright:

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Awesome, thanks for the advice :)

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