Ways to Cut Weekend Walls

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Step 1: Lots of options

There are lots of options for cutting WeekendWalls for every skill level.  Some of our products can be cut with just a razor knife and a square!

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Step 2: Razor knife and square

Some of our products can be cut with a razor knife and a square. It just takes a few cutting scores on each side to get you installing.

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Step 3: Draw a line

Using your square draw a line where you want to cut the wood.

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Step 4: Score and break

Using the square as a guide for the edge of the blade, use the razor knife and cut 5 times in the same place. Flip the board and repeat. You should easily be able to snap  the board exactly where you cut.

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Step 5: The most preferred method of cutting

Using a jig saw is the easiest way to cut WeekendWalls. It is easy, quick and accurate. Plug-in versions of jig saws can be purchased for less than $45 and will do all of the cuts including cross cuts, rip cuts and accurate cuts for around outlets.

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Step 6: Jigsaw tip

The key to making quick and accurate cuts with the jigsaw is using a speed square. Have the foot of the jigsaw ride along the edge of the square for perfectly square cuts every time.

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Step 7: Miter saw and square

A simple miter saw and square work just fine as well. This is a very inexpensive option and is available at most hardware stores.

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Step 8: Miter saw tip

Start your cut by pulling the saw towards you for several times. Once you have started your cut, then you can use a back-and-forth motion.

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Step 9: Miter box

A miter box is a good option for very square cuts. Be aware that most miter boxes wont cut 5″ wide material so you may need to keep that in mind when looking for one. The miter box saw pictured here was purchased at a big box hardware store and did the job very well.

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Step 10: Miter box tip

Start your cuts lightly at first.  Some miter box saws work better on the pull stroke or push stroke when cutting. Play around and experiment with what works best for you.

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Step 11: Chop saws

Not everyone owns a chop saw, but they are great for quickly cutting our thin material.

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Step 12: Chop saw tip

It is best to equip your chop saw with a blade that has many teeth.  The more teeth on the blade, the smoother the cut and the better the fit.  Remember, mark twice, cut once!

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