Crain’s toe-kick saw draws its name from the fact that it fits under the toe-kick of cabinets, which is handy as hell when you need to cut through old material to lay down a new plywood sub-floor — without pulling the cabinets in the process.
I wish we’d have had this saw when my dad and I redid the 30-year-old tile floor in his kitchen a couple of years back. We had to cut through about 3/4” of material, and we tried everything; there just isn’t enough clearance to use any kind of standard saw. Crain’s toe-kick saw would’ve allowed us to slice vertically into the old sub-floor flush with the cabinet’s toe-kicks for a nice clean job.
The No. 795 (pictured) features a 2-1/2 hp motor and helical gears for durability. The large handles also give you lots of control, and the saw offers a maximum cutting depth of 3/4”.
Its street price of around $260 isn’t cheap, but the time you’d save on a job like the one described above is huge. And if you do jobs like this frequently, the Crane would be a money-saver, too.