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What are some tips for cutting aluminum soffit?

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When cutting aluminum soffit, use a combination of hand and power tools, apply lubricant while cutting with a saw, and stick felt pads to the support arms of the saw to minimize the damage to the surface of the metal. Intact finish on the aluminum helps it endure outdoor conditions.

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A sliding compound mitre saw is good for making large cuts in aluminum soffit. It is important to choose a suitable blade. The best choice is a blade meant specially for cutting soffit, but regular, fine-tooth, carbide tipped blade also serves well. Aviation snips are suited for making medium-sized cuts, while a small pair of scissors serves to make small cuts.

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