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Forum topic by paulmon posted 03-15-2018 04:37 PM 925 views 2 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2018 04:37 PM

I just finished another jig, this one version 3 of a rip jig that I’ve used for quite a while on my circular saw. As usual I don’t provide plans because 1) All saws are different 2) Everyone here is clever enough to figure it out 3) I’m kind of lazy that way.

If anyone here makes this, I’d love to see a picture.

Cheers,

Paul M

http://openwoodshop.com/invention/circsawjig.php


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#1 posted 03-15-2018 05:36 PM

Interesting jig. Any problems with kickback on lumber that maybe has a warp hidden inside?

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#2 posted 03-15-2018 06:49 PM

That’s clever, I would be a little concerned
about kickback too. Case hardening or whatever
can can a kerf like that to pinch up. A wedge
or two stuck in while you’re cutting can help.

I used to straight line lumber with a Festool
track saw. The riving knife was a pain to work
with so I removed it. It probably kicked back
on me once or twice. I haven’t found kickback
with a circular saw to have the danger factor
it does with a table saw. It’s been just an
annoyance.

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#3 posted 03-15-2018 08:13 PM

Made a smaller one for a Jobsite Saw one year…long ago….kept the jig around..

Seems to work fine to guide a circular saw on a few things…

Also works fairly well guiding a router..

Just three pieces of scrap and a few screws….

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#4 posted 03-15-2018 09:19 PM

I would call that a resaw jig rather than a rip jig.

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#5 posted 03-16-2018 12:12 AM



Interesting jig. Any problems with kickback on lumber that maybe has a warp hidden inside?

- Tennessee

No problems with kickback at all. The fences keep the saw ‘glued’ to the work piece. Also the saw blade is lower than the fences so you could set the saw on your lap with it running.

Paul M

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#6 posted 03-16-2018 12:14 AM



I would call that a resaw jig rather than a rip jig.

- ArtMann

I like that.

Paul M

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#7 posted 03-16-2018 12:16 AM

Interesting jig. Any problems with kickback on lumber that maybe has a warp hidden inside?

- Tennessee

No problems with kickback at all. The fences keep the saw glued to the work piece. Also the saw blade is lower than the fences so you could set the saw on your lap with it running.

Paul M

- paulmon

I think I’d pass on that one. The jig is a pretty cool idea though.

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#8 posted 03-16-2018 04:44 AM

yeah moving blades close to the nether regions is not my cup of tea.

LOL

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#9 posted 03-16-2018 11:59 AM

I had no intentions of actually doing that, but I do need a subject for another video…

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#10 posted 03-16-2018 01:24 PM

Very interesting – thanks for the video

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#11 posted 03-16-2018 06:31 PM



I had no intentions of actually doing that, but I do need a subject for another video…

- paulmon

Be sure to include the obligatory clickbaity title in all caps and an ambiguous thumbnail. I hear it makes your internet points multiply by a factor of 4 whenever there’s a hint of bodily injury.

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#12 posted 03-16-2018 06:50 PM

That lap test could send the management
at Sawstop into a panic.

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#13 posted 03-17-2018 12:49 AM


Be sure to include the obligatory clickbaity title in all caps and an ambiguous thumbnail. I hear it makes your internet points multiply by a factor of 4 whenever there s a hint of bodily injury.

- BoardButcherer

If that would get me a factor of 4, I have to wonder what cutting off a digit would do to my views.

Paul M

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#14 posted 06-14-2018 06:42 PM

Paulmon,
Just found this jig in a LJs search, gotta love it. Got a new circular saw today, to replace my Skilsaw portable table saw that just ate the motor.

Didn’t want another table saw, almost never use it, only for long rips and resawing. This should do the trick for me.

Any updates?

Thanks

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#15 posted 06-14-2018 08:00 PM



Paulmon,
Just found this jig in a LJs search, gotta love it. Got a new circular saw today, to replace my Skilsaw portable table saw that just ate the motor.

Didn t want another table saw, almost never use it, only for long rips and resawing. This should do the trick for me.

Any updates?

Thanks

- Oldtool

Great – glad someone can find it useful. I haven’t made any changes to it other than having several different fences. The main one I use has the HDPE plastic on the inside and the other is only 3/4” high for thinner material.

Cheers,

Paul M

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