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If you're talking about railroad ties, just buy a cheap circular saw blade for about $5, use it for the railroad ties and then throw away. It won't go all the way through, even if using on all four sides, but will get close. You can then finish with a bow saw or just strike it against something to split it the rest of the way.


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Tester's answer pretty much sums it up. The biggest mistake people make is not understanding how quickly things go wrong - they figure they will be able to get out of the way. Here's a kickback experiment done on a table saw to give you an idea of how quickly things go bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7sRrC2Jpp4. The man doing the demo is well ...


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One hand on the saw is not a safe work practice, especially not for someone who self-describes as a novice. Hang on solidly for a few years and then see if you want to adopt a few bad habits.


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Holding the saw with one hand is an advanced, and unsafe technique. You'll often find that folks in the construction industry (especially those on YouTube), do not follow proper safety precautions. Holding the saw with two hands will reduce the chances of the saw kicking uncontrollably, if the saw happens to bind or hit a foreign object. It also insures ...


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If you want clamps on your saw, buy a saw with clamps.


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I would begin with a cardboard pattern. You could measure each distance, lay them out on the right edge of the cardboard. Or you could use profile gauge such as this one. I would then do a rough cut of the cardboard, lay it into the corner, and trim to precision. Do not cut the left edge until the end. Then transfer the profile onto the molding. On the ...



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