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Grind your teeth for no-stress flush cuts

Cutting a dowel off.

While remodeling my front porch, I needed to flush-trim about 150  dowel plugs in screw holes without marring the surrounding surface. Using my bench grinder, I ground the back of my oscillating multi-tool’s offset blade to remove any set in the saw teeth. I flush- trimmed all of the plugs quickly without damaging the boards.
—John Spain, Marvin, N.C.

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