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Production Roof Cutting Streamlined layout and cutting techniques can speed up gable, hip, and valley framing by Will Holladay I started cutting roofs on California tract housing, and while I only work on custom houses now, I still use the production techniques I learned back then because they increase my efficiency on the job site. Here are some of the tricks I have collected for laying out and cutting simple gables, hips, and valleys. All of the examples shown in this article are figured for a roof with a 6/12 pitch. Using the tables that accompany this article you can adapt the system to other roofs. Setup The first step in roof cutting is to set