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I am looking for an easier way to remove this piece of particle board.

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You could try an oscillating saw to make a flush cut then chisel out the rest with a screwdriver or continue to use the saw
 

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Is that the same as a sabre saw?
 

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It’s one of these.... they work good for finishing and, well... they are very versatile and provide a lot of control when cutting solid items.

If a Sabre saw is the same as a sawzall then that would be too aggressive for the job and probably cause more damage than you care to do.
 

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Sabre saw is another name for a jig saw. The oscillating saw would be my choice as well. Once you own one, you'll be surprised how many jobs around the house they are perfect for doing.

You could do this by cutting down the middle of the piece of particle board with a jig/sabre saw and muscling it out. But any project worth doing is worth a new tool, especially one as handy as an oscillating saw.
 

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Harbor freight also has a cheap version.
 

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Just my 2 1/2 cents...as an "old timer", a "jig saw" is another namr for a saber saw, an old time "jig saw" is now referred to as a scroll saw. Who gets to change the names of tools? :(

I bought a Fein Multimaster 30+ years ago when it was the only of its kind (they had the patent on it). I still have it, and use it a couple times a week . The 30-35 year limit on the patent ran out some 10 or so years ago when everyone else "jumped on the bandwagon". The "multi-tool" can do jobs that no other tool can do. I could do 15 min on what can be done with it. I'm sure that there are a couple dozen YouTube videos out there.
 

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I remember cutting trim with a "coping saw" In the 50s. Don't think anyone uses them anymore.
 

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I remember cutting trim with a "coping saw" In the 50s. Don't think anyone uses them anymore.
I use a coping saw all the time on trim. It is the best way to get a tight joint on an side corner. A coping saw would be a poor choice for this project though.
 

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Sabre saw is another name for a jig saw. The oscillating saw would be my choice as well. Once you own one, you'll be surprised how many jobs around the house they are perfect for doing.

You could do this by cutting down the middle of the piece of particle board with a jig/sabre saw and muscling it out. But any project worth doing is worth a new tool, especially one as handy as an oscillating saw.
I used a crowbar. It came out quickly.
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