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My guys are using a multi master to cut insulated siding.. Its cordless and cuts it like butter. Insulated siding can be a pain to cut. Any of you guys use a multi master for this? What tools other than snips for thick insulated siding by Prodigy?
 

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My guys are using a multi master to cut insulated siding.. Its cordless and cuts it like butter. Insulated siding can be a pain to cut. Any of you guys use a multi master for this? What tools other than snips for thick insulated siding by Prodigy?
What is your thoughts on the Prodigy? Have only seen it used on one house here and was not impressed with what I saw. Could of been the installers too though.
 

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We have a table for a circ saw, the siding slides under the saw, like a radial arm saw. We turn the blade backwards too.

On a big job some guys will drag out the radial arm saw.
 

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We have a table for a circ saw, the siding slides under the saw, like a radial arm saw. We turn the blade backwards too.

On a big job some guys will drag out the radial arm saw.
Same here. We made a decent cutting table. Run an old Makita with a fine blade running backwards on a "guide". Angle cuts get cut freehand with the saw or snips.
 

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you could cut 7'' siding in a miter box but only square cuts,you can get some angles with slider..maybe up to a 10 pitch,small circular saw will do rips and sq cuts and angles and you can easily bring it up with you

siding table is great but i don't reverse the blade,i pull instead of push the saw
 

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i make a 8' saw table out of scrap osb and some 2x2 lumber.

4' arm the the saw rides on with a scrap piece of metal stater strip as the guide.

cuts 90 deg. 6/12, 4/12 what ever i want.

when the osb get beat up to bad, toss it away

we cut alm soffit on it also
 

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I use an old craftsman radial arm saw. I removed the table and when I have a siding job I screw a 2x12 to it. I have 12' 1x3 screwed to the back of the 2x12 for a fence. Radial arm saws aren't good for much else any way.
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Same here. We made a decent cutting table. Run an old Makita with a fine blade running backwards on a "guide". Angle cuts get cut freehand with the saw or snips.
We switched from running a fine toothed plywood blade to a 40 tooth DIABLO blade. It cuts MUCH smoother and I'm sure will last longer. We bought two 3 months ago, one for each crew, and they are still going.

We used to go thru plywood blades once a month or so & they could get jumpy on soffit when they were near the end, after spending this time with a 40 tooth Diablo blade I don't think you will ever see another plywood blade on our job sites again.
 
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