How to Cut Wooden Fence Panels to Length

When installing preassembled fence panels, you may need to trim the length of some of the panels to fit the allotted space. To cut a fence panel to length:

  • Position the panel on the posts to see where it needs to be trimmed.
  • Mark the location of the cuts on the rails (stringers), and trim as needed to fit the space using a circular saw.
  • Cutting the protruding horizontal rails off of fence corners gives the fence a more finished look.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  1. I purchased almost the exact fencing panels and your advice will help me hang the panels and treat them after in a way that will make my fence look great. Thank you for this article and videos.


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