Fiber Cement Boards have become the standard for residential siding projects. DIY ers apply it as an upgrade or replacement product while many residential builders are installing it on their ‘new construction’ projects. It is a relatively inexpensive, low maintenance, long lasting and attractive product. This is a rare combination in the competitive world of building materials. One of the initial knocks from a builders stand point in the past, has been the general lack of workability of the product. This opinion is changing as fiber cement has become more established and the tools have obviously evolved and become more specialized. I’ve included a link that provides some good simple descriptions of the tools and the situations in which there used. I’m hoping that this provides a little confidence for the prospective Do-It-Your-selfer.