How to Cut 2 x 4 with a Circular Saw

Cutting a 2 x 4 with a circular saw may seem easy enough, but what do you do without a  table, or on a job site with only a sawhorse? How do I cut a 2 x 4 with a circular saw?

There are several methods available to be able to cut a 2 x 4 with a circular saw depending on the equipment that you have handy.

How to Cut a 2 x 4 With a Circular Saw

The first step is to measure the halfway point on the 2×4. A 2×4 is not 4 inches wide; it is only three and a half inches wide and one and a half inches thick.

How to Rip a 2 x 4 Lengthwise with a Circular Saw

There are a few different methods for cutting 2 x 4’s the same length. The simplest way to take the edge off the ends of your 2×4 and butt them up against a flat level surface.

How to cut 2 x 4’s to the Same Length

The easiest way to use a circular saw without a table is to place two pieces of scrap board on your saw horses and then place your 2×4’s on top of the scrap wood. Then clamp it down, measure and cut the pieces of wood.

How to Use a Circular Saw Without a Table

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