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What angle do you cut fence posts?

Last Updated: 2nd May, 2020

Fence posts should always be made of a weather-resistant wood, such as cedar, redwood, or pressure-treated pine. Just as important, the post tops should be cut at an angle of at least 30 degrees to shed water.

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Correspondingly, how do you cut fence posts at an angle?


  1. You can cut metal posts with a reciprocating saw, but you must use a bi-metal reciprocating saw blade.
  2. If you prefer to cut the posts at an angle to allow water to run off the tops, mark a straight line on the front of the post, then mark the desired angle -- at least 10 degrees -- on the sides of the post.

One may also ask, can I cut a 4x4 with a chop saw? By using the stationary miter saw with 10-inch blade, you won't be able to cut a 4×4 in one swing. In this case, you have to flip the material several times to get your job done. And, it is safe to say that a 10-inch miter saw is not perfect for cutting a 4×4 wood piece, though it can do the job.

Subsequently, question is, how do you cut a PVC fence post?

How to Cut Vinyl Fence Panels

  1. Insert a carbide blade in a chop saw.
  2. Place a mark on your vinyl fence panel using a pencil and a straight edge.
  3. Place the vinyl fence panel lengthwise across the chop saw table, up against the chop saw fence.
  4. Line up the blade with the mark on your fence panel.

Can you cut a 4x4 with a 10 inch miter saw?

While a 10 inch blade on a miter saw can cut through a 4×4 in one or two steps, this may not be enough from a practical standpoint. If you want to get the job done faster and smoother you should definitely consider either a 12 inch miter saw of any type or a 10 inch sliding miter saw.

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