I'm working on my second project which uses 2x4, 2x6, 2x8.... lots of thick lumber. every time i make a cross cut with the circular saw the last bit tears away as the nonsaved piece falls to the ground... it ruins the wood. I tried supporting the saved piece so gravity would not cause this to happen... but then started getting very bad kickback (dangerous). Why can't i just make a clean cut without the corner peeling away because of gravity?
Any tips would be appreciated... I'm using a regular workbench and just clamping the long piece of lumbar to the bench to make the cut. Do I need sawhorses?