cutting hardi plank

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Old 02-21-16, 08:48 AM
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cutting hardi plank

PACTool snapper SS424 electric cement board cutter

THe video on this tool makes it look pretty good and the reviews are good too.
Anyone know if this works good??? I destroyed 1 circular saw so far cutting Hardi siding..
 
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Old 02-21-16, 09:13 AM
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Dunno, but I've cut miles of it with a beater miter saw and fiber cement blade.... I have a rigid fiber cement bucket saw, sometimes use my worm drive if I need 2 saws going. I can see how it might beat up a sidewinder skilsaw.

I don't like the electric shears very much. Slow and they don't leave a clean edge that's to my liking.
 
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Old 02-21-16, 09:56 AM
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I agree with X. I have used shears and a circular saw, and I prefer a circular saw.

Only thing I like about the shears is they are an bit quieter and dust free. They do get the job done though.
 
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Old 02-21-16, 11:51 AM
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the reviews on this model are glowing. thats a rarity.
 
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Old 02-21-16, 11:52 AM
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I just use old circular saws I pick up at yard sales, I also use them for cutting out for a ridge vent, that way if it falls off the roof who cares.
 
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Old 02-21-16, 12:16 PM
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A 4 tooth blade for hardie made by diablo (red blades) works really good and doesn't kick up all that much dust compared to a diamond blade when I cut hardie backer for tile work.
 
 

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