Valley and Hip Tips

Anyone have any tips for cutting valleys and hips right now we just use a hook blade.

If your looking for an easier way,well there isn`t.Hook blade it is.I mean how long does it take

I`ve seen people use skilsaws on gable ends,but valleys and hips,no way.

Old snips!

I like to use skilsaw to cut my starter courses. I just cut through the whole bundle.

if your in the heat, just let em sit in the sun, and you can cut them with a butter knife.
if you in the cold climate. move.
just kiddin. i dont know how to cut a frozen shingle.

i do lay shingles out to heat up on a cold day,
before i lay them.

gweedo.

In the winter, a hatchet does an ok job on the hips but obviously won’t help in the valley.

Blow torch is a nice solution to save on hook blades and get a clean looking cut. Keep it moving and ease it towards the surface. Shingles conduct heat slowly, so it takes a few seconds to soak.

No one has tried snips before :?:

I use snips if they’re cool or hook blade if they’re hot

England shefield hook blades.
Old pair of snips if I remember to take them up with me.

Hello,

Gweedo wrote; “i do lay shingles out to heat up on a cold day,
before i lay them.”

What is a cold day for you?, like 55 degrees or what :mrgreen:

Use old snips on laminates and hook blade on 3 tabs.

Keith

[quote=“roofboy”]Hello,

Gweedo wrote; “i do lay shingles out to heat up on a cold day,
before i lay them.”

What is a cold day for you?, like 55 degrees or what :mrgreen:

Use old snips on laminates and hook blade on 3 tabs.

Keith[/quote]

Ya really what is cold day in SUNNY Florida? :shock: