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Old 08-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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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.

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



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The insulated siding uses 1 1/4" j-channel. The premade corners don't work with the wider j.
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http://www.amazon.com/Malco-JCC-8-In.../dp/B00004SUQZ
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$50!!!!!! Regular shears or tin snips work just the same for a fraction of the cost and they are useful for other projects...
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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.
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$50!!!!!! 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
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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...
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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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