Adding a little fine toothed backsaw to you tool collection may come in handy. Sawing dowels flush is made easy with a fine toothed backsaw. The cutting stroke is always BACK and then a slight lift to push forward. The flexible blade makes a clean neat cut possible.I keep a supply of square and round craft hardwood pieces, because they come in handy for so many repairs or creating a craft piece. I use the little squared pieces to support flimsy drawer bottoms. Once cut to fit, they can be glued and clamped under the bottom. Dowels have so many uses, one being restoring a worn screw hole. A little backsaw can make all this easier and your work neater. They are not expensive and available at any hardware store. Note blade guide finger bent for safety.