To make sure the post supports the rafter weight, measure and make a precise cut out of the size of the rafter within the post. Use your circular saw and hand saw to make the cuts, but don't overcut them or you could weaken the post. Next measure the distance between the stirrup and the rafter and cut the post to length with your circular saw. Place the post in the stirrup, and use the spirit level to make sure it is straight. Then bolt the post into the stirrup. Temporarily brace the post while you measure, cut and bolt the other posts in.