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Best tool for cutting a 100mm wooden post at precise angle.

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by toadhall, 27 Oct 2011.

  1. toadhall

    toadhall

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    Hi, I have a staircase with a newell attached to its base. The base is 100mm and I need to remove the newell and cut the base in half at a precise 85degree angle. The base is still attached to the staircase so I have to saw at an awkward angle.

    I don't trust myself to get the correct angle with a handsaw especially as it is a sidewise cut. What is the best tool for this job? A handheld circular saw? thanks.
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  2. ladylola

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    Handsaw,
    pin a few scraps of timber to the post to act as a guide to run the saw against. If the resultant cut needs a little work to tidy it up then use a block plane or sanding block and paper.
    Remember if you think you will go wrong with a handsaw an electric circular will only allow you to make the same mistake quicker :rolleyes:
     
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  3. HERTS P&D

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    You will need to mark around all of the post and cut it by hand. I advise you to buy a new panel saw as below: and take your time.

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/stanley-fatmax-fine-finish-saw-22/93556

    DO NOT use an electric saw, you will cut it wrong.

    By marking all way around the post gives you the chance to keep checking that you are in line.

    Andy
     
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    Use a Mitre Saw
     
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    How is is he going to hold a mitre saw up to a newell post?
     
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    Skyhooks or a wooden magnet. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
  7. BigRobCanUFixIt

    BigRobCanUFixIt

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    I have that saw in the link it is the dogs dangleys...

    I can find any wooden magnets though although they do have a good selection of left handed screwdrives. :rolleyes:
     
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