I work at homedepot.. cuts are not always free.. depends on store policy, how good a mood the cutter is and if it requires lots of cuts of different sizes..
But it always is good to ask..
Ps.. u can also rent the power tools from hd.. 4 hr or 24 hr.. 4hr fee us pretty cheap compared to buying
Down here the first 2 are free. Then it's $0.25 per cut thereafter. And no precision cuts. Only time I ever really had them cut wood for me was when I got lazy and didn't feel like lugging a full sheet of 3/4 around and breaking it down. And one time I had them cut a bunch of 16 footers down to 14.
Why don't they sell 14' lumber anymore? Heck I looked at Lowes 14' and they were more than the 16s.