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Cutting an Opening in LP Smartside Lap Siding

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:37 am
by TacomaCZMan
Planning to install a window in my shed that was built last year. I will be cutting a 24" x 24" rough opening with my circular saw and jig saw. Then I want to remove ~ 4" of the lap siding so I can trim out the new window with the same trim used on the shed building.

I need a different tool to cut in the corners so as to not go ½" past and create something that want look good. Maybe a multitool???
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New Shed
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Re: Cutting an Opening in LP Smartside Lap Siding

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:11 am
by Shannon
Yes a multi tool or oscillating saw would be a good choice. If you want to use something you already own or something that is less expensive to purchase then a nice sharp chisel will also do the trick to finish the corners.

Re: Cutting an Opening in LP Smartside Lap Siding

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:17 am
by TacomaCZMan
I didn't think of the short chisel. Was looking at the Makita TM3010CX1. I do have a stud to cut out on the back side. Appreciate the reply Shannon. Will post a pick of the backside for another question.