Circular Saw Guide

Use this guide to make smooth, straight crosscuts

Cut boards faster, easier and more accurately with this cutting guide. It works for both square cuts and angle cuts and helps you find the angle you need.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

TIME

Instant!

COMPLEXITY

Simple

COST

Under $20

How to use this saw glide

Making straight, smooth and accurate crosscuts and angles on framing lumber is a breeze with the new Saw Glide from Stanley. To make crosscuts, you hold the lip against the far side of the lumber and make the cut with the circular saw table riding on the slippery plastic surface of the saw guide. But the feature you'll love most is the built-in system for cutting the roof slope angles on the ends of rafters (Photo 2). You drop a nail into the appropriate hole and the nail sets the cut at the correct roof pitch, say 7/12, automatically. It even has holes drilled for the correct angles for valley and hip rafters. Available wherever Stanley tools are sold.

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw