I have been reading the book “Roof Framing” by Gross and I am curious about when one would use the technique of “backing the hip.” In the book, the author states that “backing the hip” is “seldom done” and adds “There is another way (not always the best way) called dropping the hip.”
I understand both methods. My question is under what circumstances is “backing the hip” preferred over dropping the hip. Also, what is the best way to perform backing cut. It appears to require two saw passes to cut it. Is that correct? Is there a better way?