|Build the circular
saw ripping guide
shown on the right with just a few tools using scraps
laying around your shop!
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This circular saw cutting
guide is so easy to make and so easy and accurate to use, you
will be kicking yourself for not thinking of doing this
Step 1 - Obtain a
12-inch wide (or as needed) piece of plywood (1/4" to 1/2" )
that is the desired length of the type of cuts you will make.
If you are ripping 8-foot plywood, then make the guide 8-feet
long. You may wish to construct several guides of
Step 2 - Obtain another 2-inch
wide board or strip of plywood that is thin enough so that
when your circular saw rests up against it the body of the saw
will clear over it. This board will be the guide. Fasten
the strip onto the plywood so that the blade is about 1 inch
in from the edge when the saw rests up against this guide
Step 3 - Rip down your plywood
with the saw resting against the guide board.
To use your guide, simply draw a line
on the board you are cutting. Clamp the guide on with
the edge of the guide lined up with the drawn line. By
default, your cut will match the line since the saw will
always cut flush with the edge. Make sure to use the
same type replacement blade since different blades have
slightly different cuts. No measuring to place the
guide, just to draw the line and clamp!
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