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DrJ

cutting aluminum trim ?

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I'm replacing my storm door and new trim is being bent but comes in 10 ft lenths and I need to cut it to fit the door jam. Any easy way to trim without ragged edges,what tools might I need . Thanks for any advice DrJ

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If its light weight a snips if its heavier a saw blade inserted in backwards in a mitrebox,watch your fingers if it catches! just cut slowly,or get a metal cutting disc.

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If your talking about cutting width on coil stock you put it in a break, score it with a sharp utility knife then snap it off.

I reread and see your trim is broke out of coil and you need to cut length.

Cutting trim 101:

You'll use a snip and a sharp utility knife in combination. Depending on the piece the snip will be for relief cuts, freeing up the piece so that everything that'll be seen will be scorn with a sharp utility knife.

This will give you a wrinkle free cut and is just one thing that makes for a quality job when cladding trim. As I said the snip cuts should on be to free up the piece according to the profile of the piece. So say you have an L shape and need to cut the length. So you have this nicely broke piece of trim, lets keep it that way and not wrinkle it up. First thing is you'll need to support the piece before putting the least amount of pressure anywhere on the piece. In this case use a 2x and lay the L up against it. You'll cut in this order. If your blade isn't sharp replace it now. First score the long side of the L, could be a square cut or a 45.

Next cut the short side of the L. Now your ready to break your score free by bending it open. It'll snap right off with a clean cut. If theres a wrinkle you man handled it with your fingers.

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