What size saw


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Old 12-22-14, 09:44 AM
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What size saw

What size of miter saw is best for cutting 4*6 posts
 
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Old 12-22-14, 09:47 AM
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12" may do it at 90 but better would be a 12" sliding miter saw.
 
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thanks time to go to the tool rental
 
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Old 12-22-14, 12:06 PM
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It will depend on how the motor sits on the miter saw. I have a Bosch 12" with a direct drive and it won't cut completely through tall stuff since the motor hits on the right side. I have a Ridgid 12" with an offset motor (belt drive) and it has enough clearance to cut 5" speed base standing up. Use a slider by all means.
 
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Why not just make two passes with a ciruler saw, one on each side and not have to rent anything?
 
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Why not just make two passes with a ciruler saw, one on each side and not have to rent anything?
Because the two cuts often just don't line up quiet right as hard as you try and it is slower.
 
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Old 12-23-14, 03:19 AM
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Actually two cuts will turn out like Ray says. If I am cutting with a circle saw, I use a speed square to mark the lines on all 4 sides, cut the first one, rotate the wood to where the cut is toward me, continue with the cut all the way around. Even with 6x6s it leaves a minor "core" that needs to be cut with a reciprocating saw. By following the line all the way around it makes a pretty good cut.
 
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we do it just as chan sez
 
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And all the tool rental places in the world won't help a bit if the operator can't accurately cut to a true, marked line.
 
 

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