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bandit571

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 05:59 AM

I used to cut that cheap paneling all the time ( mobile home stuff, none cheaper) and a straightedge and a sharp knife was all i really needed. About three trips along the edge, and I was through. If you want, you can even make it a bevel cut , as in “back-bevel”, so when the two pieces meet, the joint won’t show. Just tilt the knife a bit as you travel along that steel straightedge. No powered tool needed, but you might want a block plane for final clean up.

That first pass along should just score the paneling, the next two will follow the scored line. A nice thick straight edge works better than a thin one. Any unevenness in the cut will be taken care of with the block plane.

IF you must use a circ. saw, use a cheap “plywood” blade on it. Just my $.02 worth….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use


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