Wood Cutting Tips Video
Cutting a piece of wood to an accurate length is simple if you following these steps. Check your tape measure to ensure that the hook is straight and not bend. Dropping a tape on a hard surface can cause the hook end to bend. Use flat nose pliers to straighten the hook if required.
Mark your cut length with an arrow mark. Then use a framing square to draw your cut line through the center of the arrow tip. Place an "X" on the side that you did not measure. This will indicate the side that the saw should shim. When cutting with your circular saw, be sure the saw blade stays on the side with the "X". Cutting down the center of the line or on the side without the "X", will make your cut piece of lumber too short.
Saw cuts are easy if you have an accurate tape measure and stay on the right side of the line.