This home made circular saw crosscut jig will add a precision cutting tool to your workshop at little cost. Hopefully my instructions are clear and easy to follow.

Step 1: Getting Started


  • Screws
  • Tape
  • Wood Glue
  • Scrap Wood


  • Circular Saw
  • Drill
  • Combination Square
  • Clamps

Step 2: Cutting on Dimension

I already have a 100x30cm table that i used for the base. The other lumber are cutted 100cm for the side ones and 30cm the two front and back. I used this measurament because are well for my usage and are compatible with my circular saw, you'd make this based on your saw size and request. The result should be like the image above.

Step 3: Build and Assemble

I applied some tape for hold in square the pieces then i used glue and screw for fix it. You'd screw first one guide, then use the saw to make sure the second guide will be perfectly distanciated and parallel.

Step 4: Finishing

Apply some wax for smooth movement.

Step 5: Result

The cuts will be in square as much as squared the jig is. Mine are very close to 90 degrees angle so i'm happy whith this tools.

I made modified version. Thanks for idea!
Thx for the great idea. I made my just 80cm long with small adoptions.<br>I have aluminium as one of the guides, as wood did bend a bit since I can't have the second guide (bad saw design).<br>I also left a bit space on each side to have space for a vice.<br>A cut from beginning to the end helps me to aim the wood.<br>For waxing a candle does it also ;-)
<p>Great idea. I am going to need to make one of these for my workshop. </p>

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