No clamp circular saw guide

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Project by EoinB posted 01-18-2012 12:17 AM 12903 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a simple guide made from a leftover laminate floor board with a non slip mat (bought for less than 5 euros) glued to the underneath. It works a charm just put in place and cut away , with no movement.

-- Handy as a hammer

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 12:40 AM

What material is the non-slip mat? Is it like a router mat on a bench to keep workpiece from slipping? This seem like a great idea.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 12:41 AM

Great solution! I’ll give it try soon.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 12:56 AM

Festool look out . Very creative.


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#4 posted 01-18-2012 01:41 AM

Great simple solution! All it takes is the need for a tool/device and starting the ol’ imagination up! A very good idea.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 04:03 AM

I’d have to clamp it just to be sure if wood was expensive.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 04:59 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

Good project. I need to replace mine, but will apply Wallmart shelf-liner & see how that works.

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#7 posted 01-18-2012 05:41 AM

Good Idea! thks for sharing. can you share more details on non-slipping material? I would like to try!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#8 posted 01-18-2012 11:03 AM

Nice one Eoin. I bought a guide to go with my circular saw, but that one looks great, so simple you think “why didn’t i think of that?” Where did you buy the non-slip mat?

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#9 posted 01-18-2012 12:43 PM

Great idea! What kind of non-slip mat?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#10 posted 01-18-2012 01:42 PM

The non slip mat is only shelf /drawer liner , I bought 1 roll and there was enough to make 2 guides. It was stuck on with contact adhisive.

-- Handy as a hammer

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#11 posted 01-18-2012 02:14 PM

gr8 idea. simple, effective, and awesome on the wallet

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 01-18-2012 03:28 PM

The non-slip mat is a good addition. I must remember that.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#13 posted 01-18-2012 04:14 PM

Thanks for posting!

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#14 posted 01-18-2012 05:02 PM

Brilliant in its simplicity!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#15 posted 01-18-2012 06:21 PM

Pardon my ignorance, Eoin, but what’s a drawer liner? All i can think of is those perfumed sheets people put in their drawers to make their underwear seem fragrant!! Can you buy it in the likes of Woodies? – sorry to pester you

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