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roarzorz
02-02-2009, 07:14 PM
I typically use a table saw but hate running full size sheets across it so this is how I make straight cuts with the circular saw. Simply use a guide to keep the saw straight. My bro picked up this aluminum straight edge at Lowe's for a few bucks. Just make your marks and clamp it down. Of course the guide will need to be offset.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/derrick824/100_2072.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/derrick824/100_2073.jpg

Happy cutting! :)

ARSkemp
02-02-2009, 07:50 PM
i do something similiar, only i use a long piece of spare mdf clamped down...

Rashadddd
02-02-2009, 07:52 PM
this is way too complicated for me

DonH
02-02-2009, 08:13 PM
if this works so well why do you use a table saw as well? just wondering.

but thx for the info bro!

tommyk90
02-02-2009, 08:15 PM
Straight cuts are for wussies.

bonesninja
02-02-2009, 08:19 PM
my only suggestion is to support the piece you are cutting off as well. You will get good results at the end of the cut.


i have a table i built just for the purpose of cutting and assembling boxes on.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa108/bonesninja/DSC02613.jpg

DonH
02-02-2009, 08:25 PM
my only suggestion is to support the piece you are cutting off as well. You will get good results at the end of the cut.

haha didn't notice that one!

bones do you use a table saw or a circular saw?

IDSkoT
02-02-2009, 08:27 PM
if this works so well why do you use a table saw as well? just wondering.

but thx for the info bro!

Table saws are much easier to use. You don't have to measure 1,000 times to make sure both sides are the same size (if your fence is a POS). So, it's basically just unlock, measure once, lock, measure again, cut. That's measure, mark, go to the other side, measure, mark, clamp it down, measure. Go to the other side, clamp it down, measure. Adjust if necessary, etc. Not to mention Table saws are so much easier to use.

DonH
02-02-2009, 08:32 PM
Table saws are much easier to use. You don't have to measure 1,000 times to make sure both sides are the same size (if your fence is a POS). So, it's basically just unlock, measure once, lock, measure again, cut. That's measure, mark, go to the other side, measure, mark, clamp it down, measure. Go to the other side, clamp it down, measure. Adjust if necessary, etc. Not to mention Table saws are so much easier to use.

so true! i have been looking for a table saw! i really want one but have no cash! haha

bonesninja
02-02-2009, 08:34 PM
haha didn't notice that one!

bones do you use a table saw or a circular saw?

circular

DonH
02-02-2009, 08:37 PM
circular

nice!!! u think u can point me in the right direction on building a table like yours?

DonH
02-02-2009, 08:48 PM
check out this vid! this saw kicks ***!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCCdGAxz7M8

bonesninja
02-02-2009, 08:57 PM
nice!!! u think u can point me in the right direction on building a table like yours?

very easy to build .... its a simple 4' x 8' table. Most people suggest to put a table top on it but i use the runners to clamp **** down. Makes it very easy to build boxes on.


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa108/bonesninja/DSC02588.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa108/bonesninja/IMG00011.jpg

DonH
02-02-2009, 09:01 PM
very easy to build .... its a simple 4' x 8' table. Most people suggest to put a table top on it but i use the runners to clamp **** down. Makes it very easy to build boxes on.


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa108/bonesninja/DSC02588.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa108/bonesninja/IMG00011.jpg

very cool man! im designing one up right now in sketchup! i will post a screenshot soon!

DonH
02-02-2009, 09:47 PM
i figure i will post my design in here since it has something to do with the original post!

here is my design i came up with! Its nice and tall cuz im 6'2! haha has a slit down the middle for the circular saw!

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/bench.jpg

fbi90909
02-02-2009, 09:52 PM
real men use jig-saws for all cuts :fyi:

DonH
02-02-2009, 10:11 PM
real men use jig-saws for all cuts :fyi:

yeah your right...real men use jig-saws for all cuts to hold the fvckn board down. haha

IDSkoT
02-02-2009, 10:15 PM
real men use jig-saws for all cuts :fyi:

This is true. The easier it is to cut, the less of a man you are.
Hence why people who use CNC machines are vaginas, and people who use their teeth and nails are REAL MEN!