How to cut a wide notch using simple tools

Learn how to cut a notch of any width using your ordinary circular saw.

Projects sometimes call for cutting a wide notch, but that seems tough with an ordinary saw. Here’s a simple method that allows you to create any notch using a circular saw, a chisel, and a hammer. Just make a series of cuts, remove the waste in between with a chisel, and then sand to get great, repeatable results.