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paullo 08-10-2012 08:29 AM

Hints for cutting J-channel
 
Any hints you can share for cutting the j-channel around windows? I am finding it difficult to get the corners neat.

I am installing Certainteed Insulated siding.

rjniles 08-10-2012 09:27 AM

I use a pair of straight tin snips. You can also but the pre-made corners. They come in different colors.

http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...47000168sm.jpg

http://www.lowes.com/pd_20238-40958-NHCWH08_0__?productId=3053163&Ntt=vinyl+siding+acc essory&Ns=p_product_price|0

paullo 08-10-2012 10:23 AM

The insulated siding uses 1 1/4" j-channel. The premade corners don't work with the wider j.

AGWhitehouse 08-10-2012 01:19 PM

http://inspectapedia.com/BestPractices/Figure1-25.jpg

JonM 08-10-2012 01:29 PM

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Malco-JCC-8-In.../dp/B00004SUQZ

AGWhitehouse 08-10-2012 03:43 PM

$50!!!:eek:!!! Regular shears or tin snips work just the same for a fraction of the cost and they are useful for other projects...

princelake 08-11-2012 10:20 AM

tack the pieces up and over lap them and cut both at the same time. or mark with your speed square and cut. i also leave the top piece a bit long on both sides and cut a mini drip edge.

JonM 08-11-2012 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AGWhitehouse (Post 985633)
$50!!!:eek:!!! Regular shears or tin snips work just the same for a fraction of the cost and they are useful for other projects...


Toool is not worth the expence if you are doing one house...but for production, well worth the cost

AGWhitehouse 08-13-2012 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 986245)
Toool is not worth the expence if you are doing one house...but for production, well worth the cost

Fair enough, but the OP doesn't sound like they'll be doing production runs...

Tom Struble 08-13-2012 07:46 PM

op is using insulated siding that uses a 1 1/4'' wide pocket,pretty challenging to work with for a diyer

op post some pics of the ones you have done


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