Vinyl Soffit under a porch needs cutouts

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Old 03-13-08, 11:35 AM
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Vinyl Soffit under a porch needs cutouts

I am trying to install some recessed lighting and speakers under my porch and am not doing well using hand cutters to make nice measured diameter holes .

What tool should I use for this? The the ceiling is like siding, lapped and nailed 16 inch oc. I have templates, but no idea how to make nice clean circular cuts.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-13-08, 01:04 PM
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Cutting Holes

Sounds like you need a hole saw.
 
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I'd use a compass to draw a perfect circle, then get yourself a right handed offset tin snips (red handle) they work better for cutting circles than a standard straight tin snip.
 
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Old 03-14-08, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by XSleeper View Post
I'd use a compass to draw a perfect circle, then get yourself a right handed offset tin snips (red handle) they work better for cutting circles than a standard straight tin snip.
Thanks. It's particulary difficult to cut where the sofitt is joined
 
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