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Old 09-05-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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Best way to notch studs?


What is the best way to cut a notch out of a wall stud?

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Make two cuts the length of the notch you need, then hit the waste with a hammer. Due to the grain direction, it usually comes out pretty clean. If not, clean with a chisel.

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How big of a notch? 2x4 or 2x6 stud?
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2x4 studs
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i've seen a portable machine that can do it but that is usually overkill except for really big projects. i would go with the cut, hammer, chisel way
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Make two cuts the length of the notch you need, then hit the waste with a hammer. Due to the grain direction, it usually comes out pretty clean. If not, clean with a chisel.
This works well!
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:29 PM   #7
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Not sure why you're notching studs... but if it's to run wiring or plumbing you should run a metal cover plate over the notch afterwards to avoid nailing through it later. They sell these (cheap) but Ive made them out of scrap (expensive) in a pinch also.

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