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Theres a Better Way

Asphalt-Shingle Cutting Guide

comments (0) January 19th, 2010 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

For use with multi-clip THERE's A BETTER WAY BLOG posts only

Video Length: 1:54
Produced by: John Ross, Edited by Cari Delahanty

Don Mathis of Macomb, Illinois writes;

Here is a little jig I made for cutting asphalt shingles for cut roof valleys. It consists of two strips of 1/2-in. plywood, one wider that the other. I drilled a series of holes in the ends of the plywood and made a hinge from some plastic cable ties. That's it.

To use the guide, I slip an upside-down shingle between the two pieces of plywood, align my layout marks along the edge of the upper layer, and use a utility knife held against the guide's edge to make my cut.

I use the wire anchor line at the top of the guide to tie it to a scaffold plank to keep the guide form sliding off the roof.

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