Re: Cut back baseboard without removing?
What you need is a small handsaw or keyhole saw with a fresh blade.. If working over wood or tile floor, get a piece of heavy thin cardboard, such as a cereal box or note pad backer to protect the floor where you'll be cutting. Scribe a line on the baseboard and holding the saw vertically, start cutting. You'll be using short strokes, maybe 1/2" to 1". Hold the tip of the saw tightly to the trim and hold the heel of the saw far enough out from the wall that you don't scuff it.
If you are extremely careful, you could use a sawzall, however you're not going to have the control over the tool that you will with a handsaw, and it's very easy for the sawzall to catch, jump out of the cut, jabbing the floor and marring the base. I'd stick with a handsaw.
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