How To: Bevel a Fence Post

It may be easier than you thought to bevel fence posts for that new wooden barrier you're planning for the property.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 12:27 PM

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Here’s how to dress up a fence post with a beveled cap. It’s easy to do with a radial arm saw. Set the blade at a 45-degree angle. Before cutting, always protect your eyes with safety goggles. Then make one cut pulling the saw firmly towards you. Rotate the post and make another cut. Proceed the same way with the remaining sides. When you’re finished, you’ll have a perfect 45-degree beveled fence post cap.

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