Kerf Cutting Tool:
The most common type of kerf cutters are the round ones. They have a flat blade at one end and a rounded edge at the other.
These types of cutters are used for cutting small holes in doors or windows, where there is not enough room to use a knife or scissors. You need to be careful when using these types of cutters because they can easily slip off your fingers if you don’t keep them held firmly.
There are two kinds of kerf cutters: straight and curved. Straight cutters have a sharpened edge at both ends.
Curved cutters have a sharper tip at one end and a blunt edge at the other. The curved cutters are better suited for making larger cuts, but they’re harder to hold steady while you work with them. If you want to save money, buy the straight kerf cutter instead of buying the curved one.
How To Make Kerf Cut In A Door Jamb?
Cutting a kerf hole in a door jamb is pretty easy. Just grab the straight kerf cutter and start cutting.
When you get close to the door, pull back on the handle so it doesn’t fall down into the hole. Then, slide the curved cutter over the top of it until you reach your desired depth.
If you’re planning to make a hole in the door, then it’s best to get a straight kerf cutter. However, if you plan to use it for something else like sealing up cracks or fixing a broken window, then getting the curved one might be better.
You could even try both types of cutters together and see which works best for what you need done.
What Kind Of Kerf Cutter Should I Get?
Kerf cutters are just like any other tools in the sense that you need to know how they work and get the hang of it before doing it for real. Once you’ve got the basics down, it’s smooth sailing from there on out.
Plus, it looks cool as hell when you show off your new trick to your friends.
What Type Of Door Is It? What Style Of Hole Do You Want To Make?
The first thing you should do is figure out what type of door you’re working with. Is it a hollow core door, solid core, or an exterior door? Once you figure that out, you will have a good idea of what tools to use and how to cut the hole for it.
If your door is hollow core, then you should be able to cut the entire hole with a straight cutter. If your door is solid core, then you will need a curved cutter to get the job done. For exterior doors, I would recommend going with a curved cutter as well, just to make sure you don’t make the hole too big and let the weather in.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Adjustable width frame member for wall openings (D MacDonald – US Patent 4,541,212, 1985 – Google Patents)
- Shim-less door hanging system (DL Loop – US Patent 6,178,717, 2001 – Google Patents)
- Kerf-cutting machine (LE Topham, GPS Cross – US Patent 2,574,672, 1951 – Google Patents)
- Screen door or window frame. (CC Wheeler – US Patent 643,889, 1900 – Google Patents)
- Multipurpose door and window jamb assembly (RD Cotton Jr – US Patent 6,588,159, 2003 – Google Patents)