Hinge cutting 101. Paul Sawyer, the beginner, is with Jake Ehlinger, the expert, to explore the subject of Hinge Cutting. Realizing that we can only touch the tip of the hinge cutting iceberg, on this episode we cover basic safety, and the four most effective types of hinge cuts. Using the various Hinge Cutting techniques on your farm is the fastest, most cost effective way to improve a property’s wildlife habitat all you need is standing timber. Episode 1, The Basics.