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jburd964 03-17-2012 07:55 AM

Cutting HardiPank
I need to cut a lot of small 1.5"x3" slots out of Hardi Plank that is already mounted to wall, to hang shutters. What would be the best way? I'm thinking of using a multi tool with carbon grout plunge blade are something on that line. Any idea's on how to cut it are experience with my method?

AtlanticWBConst. 03-17-2012 02:28 PM

I'd say you've got it figured out already (That was the first type of tool and blade that came to my mind).

Tom Struble 03-17-2012 02:45 PM

to hang shutters? why do you need to install blocks?

joecaption 03-17-2012 03:05 PM

Shutters are hung with screws why the slots? A simple hole with a masonery bit, silicone in the hole is all you need.

kwikfishron 03-17-2012 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by Tom Struble (Post 879645)
to hang shutters? why do you need to install blocks?

Could be heavy shutters Tom. :)

There not all made out of plastic.:wink:

Tom Struble 03-18-2012 10:15 AM

thus the why?:)

cutting thru the envelope to install wood blocks may require more info than just what saw to use,depending on it's exposure it may need to be flashed in

joecaption 03-18-2012 12:36 PM

Reseal the cut edges, adding drip caps. I can see this being a great place for wall leaks.

Tom Struble 03-18-2012 12:38 PM

:yes:and possibly unnecessary?

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