Forum Title: What tool should I use to cut exterior window sill.
I need to make a cut to the wood exterior window sill that I have freshly installed and I was wondering what tool I should use? I have my hand in the picture to give you a rough idea of size. I just need to take off about a quarter inch off the end. In advance thank you for your help.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: PATRICIA JOHNSON (La Habra, CA), 01/27/2019

The best possible solution is to reframe the opening so as to make the window be about 4 smaller than the size of your brick opening. This will allow you to use a window with a nailing fin, incorporate it into your existing wrb, and then trim it with a 2 brickmould trim. And no, it is not necessary to remove bricks. Occasionally it's possible to order a window with an attached brickmould, and if done in this way you would just need to measure very carefully so as to not get the window too big... and it would get caulked to the brick. Skipping the nail fin (or cutting it off) is dangerous however, because it's a critical part of a leak-proof installation.

- CECIL COHEN (Nashua, NH), 02/22/2019

Agree with XSleeper on the oscillating multi tool. They are a really handy tool to have....lots of uses. If you don't want to spend a lot of $ for one you can get one at Harbor Freight for about $15. Do this cut with a plunge blade. Blades aren't inexpensive....HF blades are junk. Bosch blades will fit the HF tool and are among the best blades on the market.

- ANDRE MCDANIEL (Santa Fe, NM), 02/03/2019

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