Gauges: Speed Set
Using the Facing Gauge while nailing across the width of the plank assures greater accuracy of the desired exposure and guards against sagging. Malco’s FCMS Speed Set Gauges are used like an extra pair of hands to prop up one end of the plank for one-person application.
Pricey but handyThese gadgets are really handy to have when doing fiber cement siding. They helped keep the spacing regular all the way up two stories worth of siding. Pretty Pricey for their size, but after wrapping a whole house in siding, they'll have been well-used.
Watch out to make sure to set plank closeWorked well to help work alone to install hardy plank. Watch out to make sure to set plank close and not nail to close to bracket so can remove easily.
Great tool – time saverWe were able to install our cement board siding with such ease. Very accurate. Every contractor should have this in their toolbox.
WorksThis speed spacing gauge for siding works as described, however the little metal holder works all right with wood siding but not with full length Hardie siding.