Your leg. For about .05 seconds, anyway.
I watched another video from another angle, and it struck me how easy
it would be to lose a leg in a millisecond if that thing skittered off
the end of the log. The guy on the short end of that log is getting
the short end of the deal for sure...
that's not a tool. that's a ridiculous piece of machinery with no
purpose beyond entertaining rednecks. not that there's anything wrong
with entertaining rednecks, but the OP was wanting a tool.
and the tool he was looking at, a makita 16" beam saw, is one that I
have an earlier model of. it's great for single pass cutoff of timbers
up to 7" depth, but you wouldn't want to do a lot of ripping with it,
nor would you want to try to balance it on the edge of a 4x4 to rip
off a corner.
do your ripping on a table saw.
Well I wasn't going to SAY that... Not out loud anyway...
OK - Here is an attempt to be useful for a change. If you are wanting
to clip the corners, as in making a square post more rounded, or more
of an octagonal shape, tilt you circular saw blade to 45 degrees and
screw a wooden shoe onto the base of the saw as a guide. Your depth of
cut is limited, so check before committing to the final parts, but it
should clip corners on a typical 4x4 post OK.
That is what I was looking for a picture of but couldn't find. I told
him to screw a piece of scrap to the 4x4 and run the short side of the
saw plate against it to knock off the opposite corner. I've done this
many times and most CS have enough depth at 45 to make the cut. Your
way is more flexible and a bit safer because my way the saw wants to
pull away so you need to hold it tight.
Thanks for the tip.
I don't know about you LeftPondians, but I couldn't even fit that 20' 4x4
beam in my shop (a one UK car sized garage, about 18'x10')... and anyway
I then couldn't lift it and manouevre it anything like accurately.
That job basically needs an even bigger circular saw or even just a plain
old fashioned handsaw and some effort...
Gosh, if I olny had the $750 laying about - I mean "Free Shipping" is
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