The best way to cut a 4×4 post is by using a 12-inch miter saw, 10-inch radial arm saw, both of which can cut completely through a post in one pass, or a standard circular saw that can make precise cuts in two passes with the help of a simple jig.
Will a 7 1 4 miter saw cut a 4×4?
You would have to turn the 4×4 over. Blade is a 7 1/4″ diameter, same as a hand held circular saw. From the tip of the teeth to the edge of the washer (at center of blade) I get 2 7/8″. … If I needed to make cuts on 4X lumber I’ll get a 10” or 12” miter saw out and run a cord.
Will a 10 inch miter saw cut a 4×4?
It may surprise you to know that the answer in question to cutting 4×4 posts with a miter saw is a hard, YES! … If you can give the blade more clearance, then it should be possible to get a clean single pass cut through a 4×4 post, even when utilizing a 10-inch blade.