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The best method is to get or make a miter box as others have suggested. Short of that, the quick carpenter solution for cutting with a circular saw is to use the speed square. The triangular shape includes a 90 and 45 degree angle and there are marks to cut other angles. For the 45, you place the lip of the square against the quarter round, slide the square ...


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Use a Japanese pull saw. Quite versatile.


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That's a very wide piece of wood, and, unsurprisingly, it cracked. However, assuming that it structurally sound, the easiest way to fix it that will look reasonably good is Cut a long thin wedge-shaped piece of wood that matches what you have (I'd guess pine); the piece should look like a long knife) Clean out the and scrape it down with a chisel apply ...


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If it's easy to remove the tread (and it may be) it's likely easiest to just replace it. If it's not so easy to replace it, what you could do is put in a couple of pocket screws using a pocket screw kit. Kreg is a popular brand that makes pocket screw kits that you can find at most any big-box store. You'd set up the jig, drill your holes, squirt a bit of ...


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I would do this for a quick, strong fix, assuming the wood is not loose or rotten: Get yourself a tube or two of heavy duty construction adhesive (Liquid Nails, Titebond, etc.). Inject a bead as far into every joint as you can, both where the treads are cracked and where they meet the risers. Carefully scrape off any adhesive laying on or above the wood ...



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