How to Safely Cut Multiple Dowels and Thin Sticks at Exactly the Same Length

Sometimes you need to cut multiple thin strips of wood or wooden dowels and you want them all exactly the same length.  Who wants to measure, mark and cut a whole bunch of wooden dowels or thin strips?  Not me, that would be tedious.

cutting multiple dowels at the same length

  • I stack or bundle all the pieces together and wrap them up with painters tape.  (lined up exactly for same cut length)
  • Measure and make ONE mark on the whole bundle.
  • Make sure the bundle is taped directly before and after (or right in the middle) of the cut mark
  • Cut!

It’s safer, easier,  faster and generally more accurate than cutting them all one by one.


  1. Great tip! Also measure twice cut once!

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