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Old 09-20-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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what is normally used to cut 6x6 ? a bow saw ? or a chain saw even ? or multiple cuts with a circular saw ?
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any of the above or a beam saw:



You use what you have, if it provides an adequate cut. If not, you obtain a proper saw for the quality of cut required.

If you only have one or two and you can lay them down, a good old fashioned hand saw works just fine.
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I usually go all around with a circ saw and then finish with a recip.
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I do the same as 12penny.Finish with a hand saw if you don't have a recip.
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I have a sliding miter saw, will go about 2/3 through, then you can finish by turning it over. Be careful if the 6x6 is not perfectly square that the saw does not bind and kick.
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any of the above or a beam saw:




You use what you have, if it provides an adequate cut. If not, you obtain a proper saw for the quality of cut required.

If you only have one or two and you can lay them down, a good old fashioned hand saw works just fine.
Nap, that is one saw I was always afraid of. Have you ever had a cir saw kick back on you? My crew used one but I wouldn't touch it, I used an attachment called a Prezi or something like that. It was a chainsaw like deal that mounted on the circular saw and it worked great and it was safe, it made a 12 inch cut and you could control it great.
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I usually go all around with a circ saw and then finish with a recip.
This is what i did with mine.
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When putting up a pole barn, there were odd sizes poking above the top perimeter beams.
A smallish Stihl chainsaw took them down to flush quite well. Po)

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