Trimming low profile carpet

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Grandpa had some strips of Formica to protect the walls, but these work pretty good for as rare as it is that I need em. On carpets with a loosely adhered back it can't pull out a row like a trimmer will.
It's really easy when cutting to get the right amount to tuck in.
If a trimmer will work, this can help to get out from the corners enough to get the trimmer started.
 

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I did a certification for CFI where there was a father son team and they trimmed in with carpet shears and was very fast at it too. Shears were sharp as hell. Just used the tips and away they went.
 

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Well we weren't using Ax's at certs only for the Master II test, then you got to do it all. I was taught to stair tool it in and then knife cut it in the corner of the gully.
 

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I knew a guy who trimmed all his pad with carpet shears.
 

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Well we weren't using Ax's at certs only for the Master II test, then you got to do it all. I was taught to stair tool it in and then knife cut it in the corner of the gully.
So your the one who cuts up all the sheetrock? :eek:
 

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So your the one who cuts up all the sheetrock? :eek:
Ya, about 4" above the floor, I was afraid of cutting it short. Rusty I was taught to use shears for pad. Cutting pad with shears leaves it just short enuff that it won't climb over the strip. I use a knife now but on occasion I'll grab my shears.
 

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If the pad is stapled on wood or glued on concrete, it won't climb over the strip. I was taught to always fasten down the pad.
 

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Ya, about 4" above the floor, I was afraid of cutting it short. Rusty I was taught to use shears for pad. Cutting pad with shears leaves it just short enuff that it won't climb over the strip. I use a knife now but on occasion I'll grab my shears.
I've done that to protect a wood floor.
 

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