Flush-Cutting Hacksaw

Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface.

The Family Handyman

Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface. Apply a couple of layers of masking tape or a single layer of duct tape to a hacksaw blade with an untaped section between for sawing. While you’re sawing, the tape elevates the blade a smidgen so it can’t scratch the surrounding wood. After sawing, lightly sand the dowel to even it with the wood. Thanks to reader Robert Oppliger for this close-shaving tip.

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