How Much Can You Trim off a Hollow Core Door? Removing an inch or so from a hollow core door to allow for a thicker carpet, misread tape measure or wonky doorframe will be fine. However, cut off too much – roughly over 2 inches – and you may notice that the edge of the door is no longer solid.
Cutting metal clad doors can be done with a metal blade on a circular saw. … Generally, these doors come framed in their own jamb and do not need to be adjusted, but retrofitting may require you shave off an inch or two to make the door fit.
Need to trim off about 3″ from a new prehng insulated steel door (and jambs) before I hang it. The door will be the access to a basement storage area, and will be exposed to the elements.
What kind of saw do you use to cut door jambs?
The jamb looks best if the gap between the bottom and the surface of the floor is minimal — about 1/8 inch. You can make the cut with a specialized tool called a jamb saw or with a handsaw.
Can you trim a door with a Dremel?
You can use a Dremel to carve wood, sand surfaces, sharpen a chainsaw, and cut out a door hinge. A Dremel tool is a must-have for any DIY builder-owner, and they come in handy when installing doors.
Typically you only need to trim 1/2 inch from the bottom of the door. If that’s not enough, you can trim off up to 3/4 inch. Hollow-core doors, which are the most common for interior usage, are built around a frame on the outside perimeter. If you cut too much off the frame, the door will can separate.