Circular saw guides are strategic components to aid you in making those perfect and accurate cuts, and that will ensure your safety while you are working those cuts. These are compact guides that can conveniently be stored or put away when you are done. Circular saw guides can also be easily made. Several do it yourself presentations have already featured circular saw guides that can be made in an hour and that are cost effective and with long term benefits. The advantage of making your own circular saw guides is that these are customized to you to work with your power saw.
From long to short guides and even to square guides. Long guides are for when you need to make long board or sheet cuts. You just align your cut marks with the edge of your guide, clamping the guide on each end and then make the cut. Your power saw blade will run along the wood edge, with the shoe riding against it. Long circular saw guides are especially useful when you need to cut plywood down to its size or to rip a straight edge along down a wide piece of lumber. Short guides are similarly made with the difference of the size and for some, wood thickness.
Circular saw guides can give your wood or other material cutting a quality finish. The parts to build a guide can be plywood or MDF, wood glue, round head screws and a washer. Glue the fence to the base aligning the edges straight. As you clamp the fence, be sure you place it along the edge and not pushed off the line. This straight edge guide will allow you to make perfect straight cuts with your circular saw. It can be used for ripping cabinet and shelves parts. It is handy to use circular saw guides that you customized than to work with a huge sheet of plywood through your table saw.
With crosscut guides, you can make precision right-angle cuts quick and easy. This guide is good for perfect square crosscuts. Similar to the straight edge guide, a crosscut guide is customized to your saw so you can just align the edges of the guide and clamp it. Run your saw along the fence to begin your cut. First cut a square from the corner on your plywood or MDF sheet. Then cut 2 wide smaller strips from the remaining factory edge of the sheet. On one small strip, drill holes on both at one end. These 2 strips will serve as the adjustable stop that you will screw to the bottom of the base.
Circular saw guides are essential in working with big sheets of plywood or other. There are several guide systems for circular saws that are readily available for your saw or you can customize one for yourself.