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How do you cut pvc roofing?

Posted by aepyceros (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 3, 08 at 9:38

Hi all,

I'm working with 12-foot sheets of corrugated pvc roofing to cover a storage area under a deck. I need to cut some of the sheets to fit around an angle. When I've tried with a shears, I get a good cut for a bit, and then the roofing cracks. Is there a way to make a clean cut in this material?

Thanks for any help.


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RE: How do you cut pvc roofing?

A new plywood blade in your circular saw installed backwards. Go slow as it cuts and melts it's way through


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RE: How do you cut pvc roofing?

Here is a quote from one of the manufactures.

CUTTING
Cut fiberglass, PVC, and Polycarbonate panels using hand or power saws. Saw blade should be fine-toothed carbide tipped, or safety fabric reinforced abrasive disc. Face shields and appropriate safety equipment should be worn.


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RE: How do you cut pvc roofing?

Thank you both for the information. I've yet to get back to the project, but I'll give it a try, probably with an abrasive disc in my circular saw at first.

Thanks again.


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RE: How do you cut pvc roofing?

Set up some sawhorses and a sheet of plywood. Set the blade just a hair deeper than the panel. With the panel on the plywood, have a helper help hold it down tight and cut. Dont try to cut an end that is flopping as it will crack. You can cut multiple sheets at a time layered on top one another as long as you keep it held down tight to the ply.


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