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I trimmed the bottom part /molding flat faced molding no

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I trimmed the bottom part /molding flat faced molding no curves or anything in it , using a router and a straight cut router bit to fit a new taller refrigerator
And I encountered two problems one I think unused the wrong big and I'm guessing the right bit might be the flush trim bit?
Two due to the router guide I was not able to cut using router the entire width of cabinets due to guide hitting walls on left and right side of cabinets
Is there anyway I can cut the far side parts of the cabinet using router or do I have to at that point make as straight a cut as possible using a saw all or jigsaw and then a plainer to smoothen out cut make it straight I precise and seem less
Any advice and info greatly appreciated I'm a novice but very mechanically inclined good with my hands just vey rusty VERY rusty

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You can only go so far with a router no matter what you do. To make a cut up against a wall your only option is a hand saw. Any power tool will have a guard of some type that will keep you from getting right up to the wall.

There are power multi tools that will make a cut up against a wall but you'll have more control with a hand saw.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
what would you suggest in terms of the finish work to make it as straight as possible after reaching end point that I can cut using router ? I cut t with a saws all and hand saw due to hand saw not being the best fit was a little too big for space I was working in
After cutting it as straight as possible what would you suggest if I needed to make it straighter ? Plainer ?

You have to make a straight cut. Any power tool will have the same problem with the guard or base preventing you from getting tight to the wall. I wouldn't recommend a sawzall unless you are very skilled in using one. I've used sawzalls for over 40 years and I wouldn't use one for this purpose. If the hand saw you have is too big then buy a smaller one. There are even handles made so you can use a sawzall blade attached to the handle. If you've already made the cut then a hardwood rasp is you best bet to get tight to the wall then you'll have to do some sanding of that edge to smooth it out.

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