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Blog entry by woodify posted 05-02-2020 01:09 AM 726 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to social distancing I was not able to help the home center employee measure the cuts for my 6 sheets of plywood. Instead of risking the employee making inaccurate cuts I took them home whole. I made a circular saw guide to help make accurate cuts. I should have made one years ago. It’s much easier than using a straight edge with a circular saw.

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#1 posted 05-06-2020 12:54 PM

Wow, it certainly wasn’t your day. Couldn’t get the home center to cut down the sheets, had the first attempt to trim the saw guide go awry due to its moving, had the same experience with the second trim, burned up the shop vac, and finally had to cut the sheet again with deeper cut setting.
You mentioned the price of a track sled for the circular saw being too expensive, and in truth I agree they are over priced, you can make one very easily with a quick YT search for these. In my opinion, the homemade track saws are every bit as good as store bought, but I think you”ll find the jig you made will accomplish the same tasks just as well.

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