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Shop-Made Circular Saw Crosscut Jig

By: Phil Huber
When making a crosscut with a circular saw, I always use a a simple, shop-made jig, like this one, to ensure clean, square cuts.

This crosscut jig is a combination of hardboard and plywood. The dimensions are listed in the drawing below, but I recommend leaving the hardboard extra wide to begin with. Use your circular saw to cut the jig to final width.

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By using your circular saw to size the hardboard, this creates a reference edge you can use to align your cuts. After marking your layout line on the workpiece it’s a simple matter to make a clean, square cut.

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Published: July 20, 2022
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