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Old 11-04-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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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?
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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