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 Post subject: Need Fireplace Undercut Contractor in St. Louis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:03 pm 
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Hi All,

I am looking to interview a few contractors for a project at my house. Need to install 700ft of 3/4" hardwood and we have a large stone fireplace. All the research I have done suggest undercutting the stone; however, I have not been able to talk to anyone who has "done it before" and appears confident about an approach?

Anyone have any St. Louis leads for contractors?

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Jack Bader


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 Post subject: Re: Need Fireplace Undercut Contractor in St. Louis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:10 pm 
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It is pretty easy to do, if you have the tool!!

Get out your yellowpages. Look in flooring, or carpet. Somewhere in there you will see distributors. Look for one that carries Crain tools. Ask when you call if they have a Crain 820 undercut saw, and if they do, ask if they have the diamond blade to fit it, in stock...
Hmmm? The Crain site is now calling it an 825, not an 820... either or, I guess???

It will be just as much cost as hiring someone. Then you can eBay, or Craigslist it to gain some of your money back.

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Forget that part..

Call one of these Crain Tools Distributors



CARPET CUSHIONS & SUPPLIES
11745 Lackland Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-567-3491

HYDRAFLOW EQUIPMENT COMPANY
8125 Brentwood Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63144
314-644-6677

JER-AND, INC.
1515 Fairview Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-426-4500

E. J. WELCH COMPANY
3527 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-771-7086

SOUTHLAND FLOORING SUPPLIES
2380 Grissom Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-993-8600

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 Post subject: Re: Need Fireplace Undercut Contractor in St. Louis
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Does anyone have experience with Roberts 10-55 jamb saw? How does it compare with the Crain? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Fireplace Undercut Contractor in St. Louis
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:26 am 
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The Roberts is quite common up here and while they work well, they are just as dangerous as any of the other similar saws.
We are replacing all of our jamb saws with FEIN supercut saws as a much safer and versatile way of undercutting door frames etc.
Dont think it has the guts to cut say 20 feet of rough fieldstone, but may just try it out if the occasion arises. They do have blades for this application, but my feeling is it may be either too slow or cause a lot of overheating. We shall see, and I will let you guys know if it works.
The lighter duty Multimaster will do everything the Roberts saw will and a lot more, but if you are using these tools daily, I recommend the heavier Supercut.

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 Post subject: Re: Need Fireplace Undercut Contractor in St. Louis
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:49 am 
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Crain makes a saw called The Super Saw 812
http://www.craintools.com/pages/more_pa ... _more.html

IMO, for undercutting stone and brick, this saw is ideal, compared to others. It is the safest and has a dust collection port. It has plenty of power and a good guard system. The downside is it does not fit into inside corners as far as some other types of undercutting saws. I have an older model and it has never failed to work and I've cut pretty much everything under the sun with it. And at under $300.00 US, it is a fairly good buy for a professional tool.
http://www.coastaltool.com/a/crain/812_ ... agoduSShtQ


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 Post subject: Re: Need Fireplace Undercut Contractor in St. Louis
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:59 pm 
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we just finished one up that we under cut. if you under cut you do not have to go deep my be about 1" or so that the wood is just under it. this is better than trying to cut the boards to fit tight.
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