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Build Something
Build Something
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2/4/2016
Build Something
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Making straight, accurate cuts in big sheets of plywood or MDF can be challenging. Even if you have a table saw, it’s ill-suited to the task. That means the tool of choice is a circular saw.

To get better results, you need a saw guide. You can simply clamp on a long, straight board and use that, or you can purchase a clamp-on edge guide. Both work well. Just make sure you measure correctly to accommodate offset of your saw — the distance from the edge of your saw plate to the blade. You can also use a guide that you mount your saw on. The one we use most has an arm with a measuring scale, as well as guide that follows the edge of the plywood. That makes it easy to set up and use.

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david gibson
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5/13/2017
david gibson
david gibson
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Also remember to cut with the good side down when using a circular saw.
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Jayson Williams
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5/27/2017
Jayson Williams
Jayson Williams
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I have the Kreg Saw Guide. It is truly an awesome tool to have in the workshop. Some people don't like them, but I sure
like having one. It does come handy especially being a beginner in wood working.
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Jayson Williams
Jayson Williams
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1/14/2018
Jayson Williams
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Bill XXXX wrote:
Been needing to buy one for years but have not jumped on one. If I catch good a sale I might grab one.


Waiting on a good deal? You missed out Dec 2016 then, lol. I got mine and it came with Shelf Pin Jig. Couldn't pass up that deal.
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Cassandra Cotten
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2/19/2019
What plat form should I be rip cutting on top of?
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