It is not easy to cross-cut boards and strips accurately, and make perfect square cuts at a 90 degrees angle. This is why I decided to make this circular saw cross-cut jig. This simple woodworking jig is quite easy to make and it helps a los to make very precise cuts with the circular saw.
This circular saw guide is very easy to make and it is very useful to cut boards with the circular saw. We just need a 4 or 5 millimeters thick marquetry sheet and a 10×15 millimeters strip. I use a marquetry sheet because if I use a 10 millimeters thick plywood, the maximum depth I could cut wouldn’t be enough to cut the 40 millimeters thick wooden bars I use to make my pieces of furniture.
Even so, if the wooden bars were a couple of millimeters thicker I couldn’t cut them with my circular saw. Anyway we can always cut half the way, turn the wooden bar 180º and complete the cut (we’ll probably need to sand a small step between both cuts). I didn’t want to complicate myself turning the wooden bars so being careful I could make precise cuts.
This guide is very easy to make, so I don’t have plans. I hope the video will be enough.