I am in the process of replacing some fascia boards that were
damaged. These fascia boards are 1x8 and is nailed to another layer
of 2x12 and they are nailed to the roof and soffit framing.
I am only removing the outer layer of 1x8. There is a "drip" or a
metal flashing that folds down and when they installed the flashing
and asphalt cement roof they screwed the flashing down along the edges
and nailed down in other spots. Now that I removed the fascia boards,
I can see the ends of screws and nails every 4 inches or so sticking
In order for me to install the new fascia boards, I need to get the
screws and nail ends out of the way. Is there a way to address this
without having to redo the flashing above? I really would like to
avoid having to mess with it since it's fine. Is there a tool that
would allow me to "snip" off the end of the nails and screws in a
Thanks in advance,
It's called an "end cut pliers" e.g.
If you need them to be absolutely flush, you can grind them down with an angle
grinder after cutting them off.
Depending on how much room you have to get tools in there, you might also be
able to just saw them off flush with a reciprocating saw.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On Jun 6, 2:20 pm, email@example.com (Doug Miller) wrote:
I just got an end cut plier and it seems to be able to cut off nail
ends but not the screw ends. I think part of the reason is the tight
space and I am on a ladder and hence not able to really leverage too
much force to really clamp down.
I wonder if a Dremel with a grinding disc would work or not. I saw a
show they saw off a galvanized pipe with that - but that's a show and
I don't know if it really works or not.
On Wed, 06 Jun 2007 13:04:25 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Try a 6" Mini Hacksaw from the BORG
Looks like this:
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
Another vote for Dremel disks are brittle and shatter...
Not sure if when you mentioned Dremel that you meant you would buy one.
If you're gonna buy something choose:
- Die grinder for your compressor if you have one
- 4 1/2" grinder
You'll get more bang for the buck usage out of the first two probably.
That's about the only solution other than an angle grinder which would
get very heavy and awkward to use in close quarters. The 4 1/2
grinder would make quick work of the screws and the end nippers would
do the nails or just use the grinder for both.
On Jun 6, 1:29 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Angle grinder is my tool of choice for the nails if there's access
What sort of screws? If they're drywall screws you can grab them with
pliers and bend them back and forth and they'll snap off, or you could
give them a couple or three swats with a hammer in opposite directions
- same result.
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