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Site Tips, Episode 9: How to cut wedges (VIDEO)

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September 26, 2018 by Steve Payne

Apart from helping you to get your fingers under a section of framing that is lying flat on your job site, there are a hundred uses for custom wedges that you can cut for yourself at any time.

In this video, Rob shows you how to cut wedges from the end of 2×4 – although a 2×6 or wider will obviously give you more wedges, faster.

Rob likes a worm drive saw for this… personal preference only. It can be done just as easily with a sidewinder.

Exercise utmost caution when cutting wedges this way – and though this might be the most patently-obvious sentence we ever write: Keep your fingers away from the blade of the saw.

And you know what we have to put next:

Annex Business Media and/or Canadian Contractor assume no liability for injuries sustained while attempting any of the techniques shown in Site Tips.

Steve Payne

Steve Payne

Steve Payne is the editor of Canadian Contractor magazine
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1 Comment » for Site Tips, Episode 9: How to cut wedges (VIDEO)
  1. Marten says:

    Can I make a suggestion, if you have someone else (Steve) hold the lumber you can keep your fingers away for the saw. That looked scary cutting the first wedge.