Tips for a Better Rip Cut

Make accurate rip cuts safely every time

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Circular saw
  • Featherboard
  • Out feed support
  • Push stick
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Extension cord
  • Hearing protection
  • Straightedge
  • Safety glasses
  • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 8d nail
  • Drywall screws
  • I/2-plywood
  • 3/4-plywood (cabinet grade)
  • 2 x 4