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I have very little framing experience. I need to cut some facia boards to match the pitch of my roof but im not sure how to measure this. the pitch of the roof is 6/12. is there a special tool to get the right angle? I just dont know how to go about this...
 
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Home depot and Lowes have a angle square.
Or your 2' square just set it on the board to cut at 6" and 12" and draw the line.

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the board i need to cut is not 6'' long. I have an angle square but not really sure how to use it.
 
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For a short board, just hold it in position and mark with a pencil on the back side. Turn the board over and cut where you marked.

Nail the board in place and cut off the excess. Use the square as a wall decoration.
 
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Originally Posted by jtb19nh
I have very little framing experience. I need to cut some facia boards to match the pitch of my roof but im not sure how to measure this. the pitch of the roof is 6/12. is there a special tool to get the right angle? I just dont know how to go about this...
There are a few tools that you can use like a framing square, speedsquare, bevel square or you can just scribe the new one to the old one.

It sounds to me like it's a rake board that's on the side of your gable end.

What I've done many times to scribe something like this on existing because you can't get behind to scribe is just take your pencil and scrape up and down on the existing rake outside corner of the plumbcut angle.

Now put the new rake in place where it's going to go under the shingle at the top and bottom by the fascia. The back of the new rake will be sitting on top of the existing rake where you just scribed with your new pencil.

Just tap the new rake with your hand at that point and your pencil mark and the exact angle will be on the back of the new rake.
 
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Use a framing square. A 3/6 pitch is the same as a 6/12 pitch.
 
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Maybe this will help:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m181/Ubob_2006/roofpitch.jpg
 
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