Best tool for Undercutting existing baseboard

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What type of flooring are you installing? How large a an area?b Base shoe or quarter round is an alternative.
 

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Tile floor.I was wondering if a multitool would work.I would prefer not to use a quarter round moulding.
 

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It may if it's a small bathroom. I prefer to R&R the base.
 

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Base is usually not that hard to remove and replace if you do it right.
 

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I don't do tile, but I'd assume it might be harder to fit the tile evenly under the base board than just remove it then reinstall it on top.
 

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I don't do tile, but I'd assume it might be harder to fit the tile evenly under the base board than just remove it then reinstall it on top.
and that visible gap would look horrendous, since you lay the thinset, slide in the tile, then push down to adhere properly. Spend a few extra minutes and do it right. If you want the baseboards to match, get a shorter style, or trim the bottom of the base with a table saw.
 

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Welcome to the site. You mean replace as installing brand new baseboards?
 

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Welcome to the site. You mean replace as installing brand new baseboards?
Yes, I TRY to reuse, but in many cases I end up with new since the old ones break as you remove them. The height difference from room to room is not usually noticeable unless they touch directly.
 

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On small pieces, a small diameter nail set or drift punch card drive the fastener far enough in so the piece comes off without splitting.
 

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