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Minivanman
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Has anybody tried cutting corrugated bitumen sheeting?

I've just bought some to re-cover my wood store but I need to cut and turn them so the rain runs off the right way as the sheets are too long. Tried cutting one yesterday which was easy enough, but the saw blade just keeps getting clogged with bitumen so that it sticks and snags. Only thing I can thing of trying now is cutting with a pair of sheet metal shears.  

Plenty on YouTube on how to fix, but nothing found so far on the best way to cut them, so while I mull it over I'm going to rummage through my shed and try and find those shears. It's a nightmare of mess in there!

 
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Try using a normal woodworking cross-cut saw.... but... see if spraying the sides of the blades with WD40 eases the situation when cutting... it should, lubricate and soften the debris.

 

If you havent`t got wd 40... try some furniture polish spray...

RichardB
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Hi,

According to a manufacturers installation guide:

If cutting is necessary, cut Coroline sheets to length using a hand saw with a lubricating spray on the blade.

 

From: ww.arielplastics.com/~/media/Ariel-Plastics/Files/Installation-Guides/Coroline_Installation_Guide.pdf

 
Minivanman
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Yep, that's done it guys. Thanks Thumbs Up

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Minivanman
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Those sheets now cut and fixed, just need to order some wood for next winter.

Where's my £200 fuel allowance? Thumbs Up 

PS. WD40 worked perfectly, cleaned saw after each cut and easy-peasy. 

 
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@Minivanman  glad to be of help ! ! .. Smiley

Minivanman
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A better view of the finished product and hopefully, no wet wood next winter!

 

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It looks as if you've made a decent job of it.  If you lived in Sheffield I doubt you'd have a problem stocking it up!  Wink