How to Flush Cut Baseboard Using a Dremel

If you're installing new wood or tile flooring in your home, getting the new flooring to fit nicely around the baseboard or trim in door jams or other areas can be difficult.
You can flush cut baseboard using a Dremel tool.You can flush cut baseboard using a Dremel tool.
One method is to cut the base molding flush with your new flooring, that way you can slide the flooring under the baseboard so that it looks like a professional job. This is done with a Dremel tool with the right attachments and takes just a few minutes.

Step 1

Install the wood flush cutting blade into the Dremel with the Allen wrench provided with the Dremel tool. Plug in the Dremel.

Step 2

Place your piece of flooring (hardwood floor plank or a piece of tile) face down on the ground and push it up against the baseboard you wish to cut.

Step 3

Hold the Dremel so the bottom of the blade is on top of the spare flooring.Turn on the Dremel and set it to the fastest setting using the adjustment knob on the Dremel.

Step 4

Plunge the Dremel blade into the baseboard with low pressure, allowing the blade to do its work and not get jammed up. Pull the blade back out of the baseboard, then move it over to the left or right and plunge it into the baseboard again. Repeat until the baseboard is cut across the width of the door jam, or the length of the wall.

Step 5

Turn off the Dremel and pull the spare flooring away from the wall. Pull out the cut piece of baseboard with your fingers. Sweep up any wood dust in the area with a broom and dustpan. Slide the spare flooring under the baseboard to confirm that it fits correctly.

Things You Will Need

  • Flooring material
  • Dremel oscillating tool
  • Dremel flush cutting blade
  • Broom
  • Dustpan

About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.