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Just got a whole box of Nelson 8" pine shims. they apparently offer "beddar" wood shims that snap easily. Anyone have experience with these or better? The pine ones are hard to score amd snap and the cedar door hanger variety are too soft for setting bases for cabs
get a bundle of under coursing.
I make my own out of poplar. 8" long 3/8" at the fat end, 1" wide.
I don't snap them anymore unless its near the skinny end. I just use the Fein Multimaster to cut them. Much quicker and more consistent. If you are going to complain about the cord, then get a cordless model.
Thanks. I hadnt thought of making them. I'll have to you tube that. Sounds like a scary operation. Ive only ever freehanded shims on the table saw or skil saw
I buy poplar that is 12" wide. I'll cut a 8" long pc and set the chop saw to about 1 1/2 degrees. And just start cutting. flip the board every cut and it makes a nice taper. Mine has a laser so you know where it'll cut. When you get down to about 2" or so you grab another board.
You could make a sled for the tablesaw and do the same flip op. Probably safer and quicker then the chop saw. But I only make them 1/2 hour before I plan on heading out to an install.
We used to make a lot of specialty shims for another company. Made a jig that had a shop vac attached to hold the cut part from going into the blade slot. We were cutting on a slider.
I do like Leo does only 3 1/2" wide board of any flavor and 5 degrees. The are way too expensive to buy. JB