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find a scissor with not-so-flimsy build, open to the right angle and insert into the two slot. If the screw is not too tight, this could work
A handsaw will do the job and is the cheapest tool that will if you need to buy something for this. A sharp ripsaw would be best - the coarser side of the low-end pull saws is probably the easiest way to find one of those in the current market.
[planer fence 1You will have to get creative with the fence. I have added a few pics to help. You will want to use a much shorter piece to ride along the flat part of the header and you will have a little part on the ends that will need to be finished by hand. The pics were done very quickly and are just to give you the idea.
If you can get a rough cut with a Recopicating saw, you can use a handheld power planer to finish the cut and get the right angle. Just attach a scrap piece, cut at the correct angle, to the planer fence.
Most vices have a handle scaled to match the force they can apply. Never do them up with extra leverage in other words. I've broken an old but good quality vice before, but by pulling against it with leverage rather than using its own handle. If it's new and you used it as designed, take it back. I did when I snapped a G-clamp using its own handle and ...
The Phillips screwdriver size is based on the size at the very tip. Based on diagrams of the tip from the original Phillips patent (shown in one of the links to sizes.com), I'm guessing that the relevant physical size is the cross you see when you point the screwdriver at your nose (as though it were a screw) and look at it end-on, or something directly ...
What you reallllllly want is an impact driver... The one I use is a Makita 18V Impact driver... It will allow you to drive a 3 1/2" inch screw into wood without ever stripping the head. Preferably get a backup battery, but the battery lasts a real long time and takes about 20 minutes to charge. Here's how it works ... every time it twists the screw it also ...
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