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    Soffits and Cutting Vinyl

    Putting in new vinyl soffits. Was told to cut with a chop saw with a 80 tooth blade with the blade in backwards.

    Anybody done this and agree/disagree with the backwards blade??

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    We did our house in 2007. Our house is a bungalow, 1045 sqft. We used tin snips to cut the soffit, facia and eavestrough. Yes, we did get a couple of blisters, but all in all it worked well. I've also heard the fine tooth blade in backwards story, but by that time we were half done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Simmons View Post
    Putting in new vinyl soffits. Was told to cut with a chop saw with a 80 tooth blade with the blade in backwards.

    Anybody done this and agree/disagree with the backwards blade??
    Please excuse my ignorance what are vinyl soffits??
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    I haven't done vinyl soffits, but I had to cut some corrugated fiberglass roofing a few years ago. An old friend finally convinced me to put the blade in my circular saw backwards and it worked perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Please excuse my ignorance what are vinyl soffits??
    I could try to explain, but here's a much better description of soffits:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soffit
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    Soffits

    Soffits - The covering at the edge of your roof where the roof meets the side wall. Function 1 is to seal the attic space from critters - function 2 and maybe more important is to allow ventaliation of the attic area by way of holes in the soffit material. Aluminum and vinyl are the current most popular material used.

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    A good ply wood blade works good. I never had to put it in backwards.

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    i`ve always cut vinyl with a pair od 14" duck-billed snips pete..not much effort required.
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    Here is what I have been doing for years.

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=1085

    I put a plywood blade in the circular saw backwards.
    Last edited by Steve Ash; 11-17-2008 at 11:22 AM.

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    Homemade SCMS with Table

    Steve - Thanks

    I like that idea.

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