How to Crosscut Lumber
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lumber is sawing it across the grain at 90-degrees to the
edge. Crosscutting is used to obtain square ends and to reduce
stock to the required lengths for construction of the project.
accuracy of the 90-degrees cut and the accuracy of the finished
length are extremely important. The simplest of all joints,
the butt joint must have true, square edges in order that
the pieces will mate properly and give you a strong joint.
In addition, the basic techniques of crosscutting are used
in many other more difficult woodworking operations, and it
is therefore important to master these techniques completely.