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best tool to cut Fascia

Discussion in 'Building' started by AlwaysBestToAsk, 27 Apr 2021.

  1. AlwaysBestToAsk

    AlwaysBestToAsk

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    Hi all,

    I just wanting some advise on cutting Fascia boards which sound like simple thing to answer but my concern is that i only need to cut about 10mm off a 5m length (long-ways) so i'm just thinking about the best way to do this without scratching the fascia and also obviously getting a clean cut ?
    I can either use my circular saw or jigsaw ? i've got some metal blades for the jigsaw but i don't always find that i get as clean a cut from this as i do the circular saw but i've only got the stock blade (24T TCT) in that ? am i better off using the circular saw and if so then what teeth number do i need ?
    Thanks all
     
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  3. jeds

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    Circular saw with a nice fine, sharp blade. Cut from the back and go gently.
     
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    I've seen an 80T blade....will that be fine enough ?
     
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    Just use a normal wood/hand saw
     
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    And likely have a wonky cut when he gets to the end of his 5 metre length.

    A 60 or 80 tooth blade will be fine, though saying that I used a mitre saw with a 20 tooth evolution blade to cut uPVC at the weekend and it done a nice clean cut. Also used an erbauer 40t blade on my circular say on lexan sheet and it also provided a really nice clean cut.
     
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    Thanks all and yes, the point of me asking was that it's over 5m so a hand saw would defeat the purpose
     
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    Jeez. You lay the facia on a long piece of wood or something, move it out 10mm and then cut 10mm with a hand saw.

    What is easier than that?
     
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    Cutting it with a powered tool sounds a lot easier :)
     
  11. Ryan_The_Bodge

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    We just use angle grinders at work.
     
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