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How to Cut Wooden Fence Panels to Length

By: Danny Lipford

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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    Thomas Boni Says:
    June 7th, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Glad to hear it, Jon! Good luck. 🙂



  • jon monico Says:
    June 6th, 2019 at 11:50 am

    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.



  • barryhowes Says:
    July 15th, 2018 at 2:34 am

    how far up do you cut your post off from top of panels be for putting postcaps on


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How to Cut Wooden Fence Panels to Length