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Thread: Quick Tip: trimming tapered plugs

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    Quick Tip: trimming tapered plugs

    Easy way to hold a tapered plug for trimming without damaging the good face:

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  2. #2
    Never before heard of trimming plugs before installing them. Trimming them after installation is super easy using a sharp chisel.
    "Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're doing."

  3. #3
    Or flush cut saw.

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    I guess I should have been wordier! Of course I flushed them after they were glued in place....but the plugs were so long that they hit the concealed fastener before the plugs were in far enough to make a gapless fit due to the tapered sides. I needed to shorten the tapered end to get a nice invisible fit. If you try to put in a vise or just grab it with normal pliers, it flattens the plug and you don't get a nice fit.

  5. #5
    BTW, I never use tapered plugs, always prefer to use the Fuller plug cutters and counterbores--no need to trim before installation.
    "Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're doing."

  6. #6
    Clever! Thanks for the tip Paul!
    Fred
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

  7. #7
    Thanks for clarifying, good tip.

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