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Install Security Doors on Farm House

  • February 2, 2015

gpsmith1
gpsmith1
gpsmith1
gpsmith1

I needed to install three security doors on my grandparents farm house. I had an odd collection of old corded power tools but was tired of extension cords and hard to reach outlets. I saw the 6 piece ultimate combo kit at Home Depot. The price was incredible and it even included the multi-tool. First I used the circular saw to trim the door frame. then the multi-tool to do some fine trimming and then again to sand it smooth. All with the included blades and sanding attachments. The project was complicated by non-standard door size and non-square door framing. Next I used the drill to drill the pilot holes for the metal security door frame. The security door uses special one-way lag screws with a special bit. The impact driver was the perfect tool for those. By the time I got to the third door it was getting dark so I put the second battery in the included work light, which I could adjust to point right where I needed it. Buying the combo kit saved me a lot of time and probably a few trips back to Home Depot that day. Many of the tools have built-in lights. The circular saw even has a laser cutting guide.

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Install Security Doors on Farm House

by gpsmith1
Feb 02, 2015

I needed to install three security doors on my grandparents farm house. I had an odd collection of old corded power tools but was tired of extension cords and hard to reach outlets. I saw the 6 piece ultimate combo kit at Home Depot. The price was incredible and it even included the multi-tool. First I used the circular saw to trim the door frame. then the multi-tool to do some fine trimming and then again to sand it smooth. All with the included blades and sanding attachments. The project was complicated by non-standard door size and non-square door framing. Next I used the drill to drill the pilot holes for the metal security door frame. The security door uses special one-way lag screws with a special bit. The impact driver was the perfect tool for those. By the time I got to the third door it was getting dark so I put the second battery in the included work light, which I could adjust to point right where I needed it. Buying the combo kit saved me a lot of time and probably a few trips back to Home Depot that day. Many of the tools have built-in lights. The circular saw even has a laser cutting guide.