Cutting Splice Pieces

What are splice pieces? What is a more efficient way to cut them?

In the previous blog post, we mentioned how to cut a splice piece, which is a filler piece in a wall where a regular poly panel does not fit. In that post, Jerry Spude demonstrated how to cut a splice piece with a handheld saw, and then he sanded off the rough edges. We also mentioned how you could use a hot wire cutter to cut a splice piece.

In this video, Jerry Spude uses a hot wire table to cleanly and efficiently cut a splice piece. The hot wire table was made on the end of a table saw table for the convenience of adding a groove to the splice piece. In the video, Jerry explains how you can make your own hot wire cutter if this process is something that interests you.

We enjoy using the hot wire cutter in the shop for several reasons:

  • Cleanliness
  • Efficiency
  • Convenience
  • Satisfaction of cutting through things with a hot wire

There are more informational “how to” videos on our Youtube page, or check out our manual page for more detailed descriptions of the system.

Splice Pieces

What are they, and how do you cut them?

As Jerry states in the video above, a common question we are asked is “how do you cut our poly panels for a filler piece?” How about what even is a filler piece?

A splice piece, also known as a filler piece, is needed when a vertical wall does not have enough space to fit a full panel but also does not quite reach to the corner. A splice piece is a cut panel piece that can be added anywhere in a wall, middle or end. The video above demonstrates one way to cut a splice piece to fit into your wall.

There are two common ways to cut a splice piece:

  • Cordless skill saw
  • Hotwire table

There are benefits to using both of these, as demonstrated in other videos. When using a cordless skill saw, it is important to remember to sand off the edge where the saw didn’t completely cut through to have a smooth edge.

Visit our YouTube page for more instructional videos or our manual page for in-depth instructions!