Monday, October 22, 2007

Siding trick

I've spent today on the roof (mostly in the rain) putting siding on the dormer, and I wanted to share a trick for cutting vinyl siding. I don't know how the pros do it, but this is really safe and easy, it lets you cut odd shapes and curves, and it gives you two clean edges when you're done. The miracle tool that makes cutting siding so easy: an angle grinder with a tile wheel. While I was experimenting, I tried a circular saw with a fine-toothed blade. Here's a picture of a circular saw cut, next to the angle grinder cut:

I'm guessing that a circular saw isn't the ideal tool. But you can't really do any better than the angle-grinder cut.

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