Tools for cutting a tiny bit off of a 2x4

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Tools for cutting a tiny bit off of a 2x4

Lets say I have a 2x4 stud that is 48inches, and I wanna cut off only 1/16inches. What tools would be the easiest? Miter saw, table saw, table router, circular saw, planer?
 

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If you want to make it 47 15/16", you would use a miter saw, if you wanted a perfect cut. You could also use a circular saw and guide it by holding a speed square as the "fence"... but it wouldn't be as perfect of a cut as the miter saw.

If you wanted to shave the 1/16" off the length of the board, turning the 3 1/2" wide board into one that is 3 7/16", you would rip it on a table saw. A planer would work too, but they usually create a little snipe on anything that is already cut to length.
 
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Miter saw....my Dewalt can cut off a whisker if necc

I do have extensions to hold the stock though...

Edit: Sigh...should have waited for XSleeper, better answer as usual....
 
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Not better, just used different words.
 
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Lets say I have a 2x4 stud that is 48inches, and I wanna cut off only 1/16inches. What tools would be the easiest? Miter saw, table saw, table router, circular saw, planer?
Best tool would actually be a rasp (big wood file). Rough sand paper would be a second.

Anything else, and the errors from measurement and the kerf (width of the saw making the cut) are going to be as large or larger than the amount of wood you want to remove.
 
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