Yeah, save the multi tool for the lastI use an angle grinder with a tile cutting blade. Smooth all the way around. It stirs up alot of dust but, it is easier to work with than a circular saw. It's probably much faster than a multi tool.
I believe one of the box stores is carrying Dremel.They sell another brand of those at Lowe's for $99. If I recall, it was a decent brand that made them. It seems like a lot of work for such a small tool, but I can give it a try on some leftover pieces of siding. Thanks.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to cut HardiePlank siding while/after it is installed? I had to replace a window that was slightly larger than the existing window, which made the space for the window trim/casings a bit smaller. It is not an option to make the casings smaller (it is a historic house and all the casings have to match). Eventually, all the windows will be replaced one side at a time, so this is a "test" window to assess what needs to be done.
We cannot remove the siding to solve this issue, otherwise we would end up taking almost all the siding off and then have to re-install it again. I know there has got to be an efficient way to get this done. the only thing I can think of is to just strike a line and cut it with a circular saw. Is there another better way?
How would that work if the siding is already on the wall? :blink:I don't know if this would help you or not. I just used mine (just got it today) to cut some curves in Hardi siding today & it worked great (& fast). The cleanest cut is on the back side. I don't know if this would get all the way through the siding where is overlaps, but you could probably cut the last 3/4 with a knife?
I bought mine off Ebay for around $80. Amazon is high, so you could probably do better elsewhere.
How would that work if the siding is already on the wall? :blink:
Yeah, they probably would.My idea would probably just break the pieces that you don't want to cut?