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Fencepost
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence

If you get a miter saw stand, make sure it's sturdy. I have a StableMate (by Fulton) that I really like.

jkirk
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence
A. Spruce wrote:

Any job worth doing is worth buying new tools for! :p:D

i buy new tools just so i can organize the tools i have... then buy more tools so i can have something to put together while killing time when cooking a roast lol

A. Spruce
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence
jkirk wrote:

i buy new tools just so i can organize the tools i have... then buy more tools so i can have something to put together while killing time when cooking a roast lol

I had to hire a butler to catalog and organize all my tools. For Christmas Santa is bringing me a computerized inventory robot that will retrieve the tools I need when I need them. ;):p

Netdewt
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence

Any old chop saw will work for a fence, The tool I found indispensable when building my fence was my table saw. I had to rip lots of pieces to fit the slightly uneven distances between posts.

hammy56
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence

I got a Dewalt 12" and works well

foresterpoole1
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence

I would suggest a compound miter saw. I have a circular saw but found the miter saw to be much easier to handle for accurate 90 degree cuts (yes I'm not that steady) on larger stock like 4x4's. As an added bonus, you have it for angle work as well if you ever have the need. I got a GMC 10" slider free from a friend who had gotten a better unit. I got what I paid for, but for my projects thus far it has worked OK and I have no complaints for the price!

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence
Mastercarpentry
Re: Best Saw To Build Fence
Sombreuil_mongrel wrote:

These are handy for cutting 6x6 posts:
http://www.amazon.com/Makita-5402NA-16-5-16-Inch-Circular/dp/B0000614UR
Casey

Hitachi used to make a 16" one as well- both are great tools, but the cost is an "OMG!" moment :eek: I'm still looking for a good used one at a reasonable price, but I expect to retire before that happens.

Phil

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