what's the easiest way to cut (saw) a straight line


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Old 06-06-05, 06:25 AM
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what's the easiest way to cut (saw) a straight line

I have to put a roof on my shed but I only have 6" of height left (before it exceeds the county regulations).

so what I want to do it get several 12' 2x6's and saw them diagonally from each end meeting in the middle (making a triangle), and then lay on the plywood, building paper, shingles on top.

my question is that usually for projects I've used a reciprocating or miter saw but the miter saw won't cut that long of a length and I haven't been particularly steady using the reciprocating saw.

Is there any other type of saw that will allow me to "follow the (chalk) line" more accurately for this project?

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Old 06-06-05, 02:10 PM
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What about the more common CIRCULAR saw?????

But cut it on the ground first if you a bit unsteady.
 
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Old 06-07-05, 05:56 AM
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just bought a Skil circular saw for 40 bucks

went to the Home depot last night and a guy recommended that I draw the line, nail a scrap 2x4 along the line, butt the saw against the scrap 2x4 and that will give me a straight cut.

there was a makita right next to it selling for 120 but me being the cheap b stard that I am opted for the Skil, have a Skil drill that hasn't broken down yet (unlike my previous dewalt p.o.s.)

should I have gotten the makita?

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