Measuring accurately, laying out the cut and cutting with precision.What is the best way to ensure when cutting the new round column it will flush when installed?
If the column is not tapered, I would use a circular saw. The shoe will ride on the column. It will help if you have someone on each end slowly rolling or rotating the column so the cut is continuous.Guess I should have asked this question diffenently, what type of saw would you suggest? Hand, skill, reciprocationg? Column OD is 8", my concern is best method of keeping saw squar during cut?
Wow. A guy who actually knows what a hand held crosscut saw is? I figured mine were antiques since the batteries ran out. Can you even buy them anymore? Do they come with instruction manuals or warranties? Neon plastic handles? :yes:Eight inches is too big for a Skil saw, and too large for the average power miter saw. A properly sharpened hand crosscut saw would work fine, probably better than a reciprocating saw, which tends to wander in my experience.