Using a Track Saw for Flooring Repairs
We are changing the baseboards to a modern style and not applying a quarter round shoe moulding. However, the gap between the last flooring board and the wall is about 1.5”.
Because the 5/16” thick narrow hardwood flooring has been glued and nailed to the floor, I’ve ripped the last flooring board away and the tongue on the next row of boards. The cut with the track saw is very clean. I have extra hard flooring that matches perfectly that I can lay in the open gap and bring it much closer to the wall.
The question I have is: How do I continue that rip cut into the walls at either end of the room? My track saw lets me cut very close to the wall in the ripping direction, but it stops short of the end walls by as much as 6”
Oscillating flush cut saws don’t leave crisp edges like the track saw does and I’m afraid a rough cut will stick out like a sore thumb.