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Forum topic by Gilley23 posted 11-03-2017 12:30 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gilley23

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11-03-2017 12:30 PM

Needing something to cut a dead straight 45° crosscut in 1.5” thick material, about 3’ in length. Not wanting to spend over $150, I’m just not going to be doing this type of cuting often at all. Want something to use my existing circular saw.

I’ve made the homemade guide and it does well, but I’d prefer something that is machined aluminum that rides on rails for a guaranteed straight cut.

What do you guys think about the Kreg Accu-Cut? Work decent enough? I’ll be mitering two sections together.

https://www.amazon.com/KMA2700-Accu-Cut-48-Inch-Circular-System/dp/B073PGP96S/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1509711750&sr=1-5&keywords=Track+saw&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011


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#1 posted 11-03-2017 12:48 PM

How is it better than a piece of straight board and two clamps ?

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#2 posted 11-03-2017 12:49 PM

For your task this would work better

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#3 posted 11-03-2017 01:04 PM

I think it may work for you. Just make sure you set up the saw correctly on the base of the guide and have at it. Maybe test what you want on some cheap ply at first?

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 01:32 PM

I think a shooting board would work better for non production work.

Paul Sellers shooting board:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ypbvcxb-8M

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#5 posted 11-03-2017 02:01 PM


Not wanting to spend over $150…

https://www.amazon.com/KMA2700-Accu-Cut-48-Inch-Circular-System/dp/B073PGP96S/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1509711750&sr=1-5&keywords=Track+saw&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011

- Gilley23

The item you linked to is only $79 bucks.

It seems like it’d be a useful tool for crosscuts beside the 45 degree cuts you need to make now.

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#6 posted 11-03-2017 03:39 PM

Sorry I should have been more clear. It’s butcher block countertop. 1.5” thick and 3’ deep, 9’ long. In the corner I’m going to miter the two sections where they meet, I want it to be as glue line ready as it can be. Unfortunately, a miter box won’t work lol. It’s not a 45° bevel, it’s a 45° crosscut.

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#7 posted 11-03-2017 03:56 PM

What about doing a rough cut about 1/16-1/8” over-size, then using a flush-trim router bit with a top bearing against a straight edge to clean up the cut?

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#8 posted 11-03-2017 04:42 PM

Any straight edge will work, the Kreg included.
The limitation may be if your saw has a hard
time with the hardwood material. The blade
may deflect and burn in the cut, requiring
additional finishing to make a tight seam.

In years of using circular saws I’ve learned not
to trust them to make finish cuts in hardwoods
over 3/4” thick. You may get the cut you
want or you may not, so have a contingency
plan.

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roofner

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#9 posted 11-04-2017 04:31 AM

Here is what I bought they have for sale two jigs just buy the segmented jig. This turns your miter gauge into super accurate amgle cutting jig by how many segments your cutting . Your situation 4 segments Based on a cnc setup jig.
https://miterset.myshopify.com/pages/demo?AFF=41

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Gilley23

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#10 posted 11-04-2017 08:06 AM



Any straight edge will work, the Kreg included.
The limitation may be if your saw has a hard
time with the hardwood material. The blade
may deflect and burn in the cut, requiring
additional finishing to make a tight seam.

In years of using circular saws I ve learned not
to trust them to make finish cuts in hardwoods
over 3/4” thick. You may get the cut you
want or you may not, so have a contingency
plan.

- Loren

What about a worm drive saw? My plan was to use a worm drive. Other than a real track saw, what else is there to use that would be better?

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 08:54 AM


What about a worm drive saw? My plan was to use a worm drive. Other than a real track saw, what else is there – Gilley23

You can try EZ track with your worm drive.

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#12 posted 11-04-2017 01:21 PM

A home made track saw. With a little effort and a good blade your worm drive should
yield great results.

http://lumberjocks.com/search_results?cx=017914489645407774653%3Agwwk-zif3wk&cof=FORID%3A9&safe=high&q=homemade+track+saws&sa.x=0&sa.y=0

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#13 posted 11-04-2017 03:55 PM

What about a worm drive saw? My plan was to use a worm drive. Other than a real track saw, what else is there to use that would be better?

- Gilley23

Worm drive saws do have a lot of muscle, but
I still recommend being prepared to work the
joint with a hand plane or a router bit.

In the reviews for the Kreg product there were
several complaints about tolerances.

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