making a notch cut with a circular saw
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Technique: A Cut Above the Basics

Here's the inside line on mastering three important upper-level cuts

Notch Cut
Use a Speed Square to guide the shoe to cut the notch's borders, but don't worry about making straight cuts in between. Just run the saw completely through the board on each pass or you'll be left with an uneven surface after knocking out the slices.
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