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vinyl siding saw guide jig

Lonnie_Chartrand's picture

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I am in need of plans or ideas for building a site built cutting jig for cutting vinyl siding.
I have seen some professionals in my area using their homemade saw guides utilizing their circular saws, but I did not want to interupt them while they were working to check out what they had built.
It looked like their saw was riding between rails and raised so that the vinyl siding could be slid underneath the saw.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

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I usually just take a piece of 2X12 and nail some 1X stock along the sides to form a "u" channel about 3/4" deep. Then I take a few pieces of 1X4 to support the saw and screw them at the desired angle to the top of the channel 1X. Put a piece of 1X1 on one of the 1X4s to act as a saw guide. Run the saw through once to create a kerf in the channel. Then you just slide the piece of siding in until your cut mark on the siding aligns with the kerf you want and make the cut.

You can also make the saw table out of a piece of 1/2" plywood and cut a slot out of the center so you can see the vinyl. This makes adjusting the table angle easier than the 1X4 method.

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Mine is similar to Rick G's except that I fasten a pair of 2' long pieces of metal wind brace (flipped with the t-leg facing up) at the width of my saw base as my only saw support and guide.

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Hey TLE-I like that!!

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Popular Mechanics has a nice circ saw cross cutting jig. This is probably much, but check it out.

http://popularmechanics.com/popmech/homei/9411HIWSAP.html

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I am in need of plans or ideas for building a site built cutting jig for cutting vinyl siding.
I have seen some professionals in my area using their homemade saw guides utilizing their circular saws, but I did not want to interupt them while they were working to check out what they had built.
It looked like their saw was riding between rails and raised so that the vinyl siding could be slid underneath the saw.
Any ideas would be appreciated.