Anyone know a safe way to cut plastic lattice without using a power tool? Circular saws make me nervous?
Hacksaw that has the blade extended to cut between the holes (not bowed ) should work. Black and Decker has come out with a small electric ZIP saw that not too overpowering too.
either a box knife or a tile cutter should work
Depending on the thickness I use wire cutters or tin snips
For using a hand tool certainly a hacksaw will work, but I offer this as well.
A fine blade "Back Saw" much like what's used in a miter box. Some are sold without the support "spine" allowing no angleing as you cut. The width/depth of the blade may offer a bit more straight line control.
Line the PVC with a straight edge and pen/pencil and cut at a level that's comfortable for you, supported in some way.
I recently was asked about enclosing a deck offering the same suggestion to the home owner, wanting to do a DIY part of the job.
Hack saw will make easy work of it. They actually make a small hack saw that does not have th large frame and should cut nicely between the holes in the lattace without the bulky frame getting in the way.
Use a crosscut handsaw.
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