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Mark Harvey 11-04-2012 04:22 PM

cutting curves in vinyl siding
 
I am refacing a wall at the front of a quanset. Where the front wall meets the sides I will have to cut to match the radius of the structure. Any suggestions on the best way to cut the curve? I could use a knife of tin snips but am wondering about a jig saw. Pros & cons?
Thanks.

epson 11-04-2012 04:44 PM

Pictures would help as this would give us a better understanding of your situation then we could give you a solution or advice on how to tackle situation.

kwikfishron 11-04-2012 04:48 PM

I've never cut VS with a jigsaw before but I'm sure it would work just fine as long as you use the finest tooth blade you can find.

Davejss 11-04-2012 05:53 PM

A good pair of siding snips would make a clean accurate cut. I've also used a Makita cordless trim saw with a 3-1/4" blade, but it has to be warm out or the siding chips quite a bit. I always end up going back to the snips.

joecaption 11-04-2012 07:48 PM

As cold as it must be getting up there by now you'll be lucky to even be able to use snips, but that would be the best way.

woodworkbykirk 11-04-2012 08:13 PM

i use malco siding snips. their easily the best snips available for siding. just about any chippy who does high end exterior work carrys em.. much easier to use than aviation snips and they make a longer cut reducing furry cuts

firehawkmph 11-05-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1044900)
i use malco siding snips. their easily the best snips available for siding. just about any chippy who does high end exterior work carrys em.. much easier to use than aviation snips and they make a longer cut reducing furry cuts

+1

Mike Hawkins:)


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