Refer to the following information for tips on cutting shower door tracks and prevent miscuts from occurring. Always refer to the Installation Instructions for your shower door for specific installation steps.
Make a Straight and Clean Cut
- Use masking tape or painters tape to ensure a straight cut (Fig. 1).
- When using a 32 tooth hacksaw, safely secure the part in a miter box (Fig. 2).
- Use a miter saw with the correct metal blade.
(Fig. 1) (Fig. 2)
Trim Corners on Wall Jambs and Bottom Tracks to Match Shower Wall Contour
- Use a tin snips to clip the corners of the bottom track or wall jambs to meet any rounded corners of the shower base or wall (Fig. 3).
Prevent Miscuts for Specific Door Series
5900 Series Shower Doors
- The wall jambs will fit over the bottom track, leaving a small amount of room from the inside legs of the wall jambs.
- If the bottom track is accidentally cut on an angle or up to 1/4" too short, the legs of the wall jambs should provide sufficient space to cover up the error (Fig. 4).
- Note: If you are installing the Sterling Advantage Seated Shower (series 6203/6204), this seated shower has a tapered opening that will only fit the tapered wall jambs included in "SP" shower doors. The SP version wall jambs are not notched, do not fit over the top of the bottom track and do not have as much adjustability.
Sterling 660/690 Series Shower Doors
- This series utilizes an optional end cap to hide miscuts and crooked or sharp edges. The insert will cover approximately 1/2" on each side. The end cap part number is 1129873 (Fig. 5).
Sterling 1500 Series Shower Doors
- Review the way the door is intended to pivot before cutting.
- Cut opposite the pivot end of the bottom track (Fig. 6).
- As a general rule, if the wall jamb is not asymmetrical, the shallow side should be closer to the finished wall (Fig. 7).
(Fig. 6) (Fig. 7)