Circular Saw Cutting
Types of Cuts
Guided Cutting? What's That?
If you're not familiar with guided cutting, it's a term we use at Kreg to describe cutting in a way that makes it easy to cut straight, to cut accurately, and to cut with confidence. Our circular saw cutting guides are portable, precise, and simple to use.
How Do You Make Precise, Straight Cuts with a Circular Saw?
To get high-quality cuts with a circular saw, a guide is essential. A circular saw is a super handy cutting tool for your DIY projects. It's not a complicated tool - once you understand the parts, the controls, and what they do. Some people think it's difficult to get a straight and accurate cut with a circular saw. you can get great results, though, with the help of a cutting guide like the Rip-Cut, Accu-Cut, or Accu-Cut XL.
How Do You Use a Cutting Guide?
We offer several different types of cutting guides, and each one functions a bit differently. However, the end result is the same: straight, clean, accurate cuts. See how to get great cutting results with a circular saw.
Are Circular Saw Guides Universal?
Our cutting guides work with just about any circular saw, and they all offer better results through guided cutting. Before purchasing a guide, double-check compatibility to ensure it will work with your specific saw.
How Do You Cut Plywood with a Circular Saw?
Cutting plywood and other large sheets doesn't have to be a daunting chore. Edge guides, guide rails, and guide tracks all give you the ability to confidently cut large pieces down to size by slowly moving your saw along the cut line, keeping the saw base pressed against the guide.
How to Choose the Right Cutting Guide
No matter your level of experience, making freehand cuts with a circular saw can be tricky. But it's easy to achieve accurate, consistent cuts with the help of a cutting guide. With guided cutting, your saw follows a guide - either an edge guide or a track guide - to create the precise results you're looking for. Even better, the solutions are portable, so you can easily set up your saw and guide wherever you're building. So how can you get started with guided cutting? And what's the difference between edge guides and track guides? Learn where each guide excels and find the right Kreg guide for your cutting needs.
Quick 90° and 45° Crosscuts
The Kreg Portable Crosscut offers and easy and fast solution for making accurate cuts with a circular saw. Retractable cutline indicator arms help to align your saw to your pencil mark, and show exactly where the blade will cut. This guide cuts workpieces up to 8" wide at both 90° and 45°. Works with left- and right-hand saws.
Portable, Splinter-Free Miter Cuts and Crosscuts
Our Crosscut Station offers a simple and versatile solution to make accurate miter cuts with just a circular saw. It is lighter and more portable than a miter saw, allowing for more time building projects and less time setting up and storing bulky tools. The Crosscut Station makes crosscuts at 90° in pieces up to 12" wide. It's also great for making a variety of angle cuts from 0° and 90° with the adjustable fence. Works with left- and right-hand saws.
Straight Cuts in Sheet Goods with a Circular Saw, Jigsaw, or Router
Making straight cuts can be difficult when cutting down plywood and other large material. Our Straight Edge Guide offers and intuitive and approachable way to break down sheet goods. The Straight Edge Guide comes standard with a 48" cutting capacity, with a 24" extension available. The Straight Edge Guide XL is also available with a 96" capacity. These guides work with both left- and right-hand saws, as well as jigsaws and trim routers.
Fast, Edge-Guided Cutting
The Rip-Cut simplifies breaking down sheet goods as it rides along the edge of the sheet to ensure straight, accurate, and repeatable cuts. There's no need to measure and mark layout lines thanks to the edge-guided design. This guide allows you to rip continuous lengths of plywood up to 24" wide. The Universal Sled accepts left- and right-hand saws and is also compatible with the Kreg Accu-Cut and Accu-Cut XL.
Splinter-Free Track-Guided Cuts
The Kreg Accu-Cut turns your circular saw into a precision track-saw, perfect for splinter-free results. The universal sled accepts left- and right-handed saws and is also compatible with the Kreg Rip-Cut. The Accu-Cut comes standard with a 50" cutting capacity, with a 50" extension available. Accu-Cut XL is also available with a 100" capacity.
Compare Cutting Guides
Our helpful chart breaks down each of our guided cutting options so you can find the one that's right for you.
Cutting Guide Comparison Chart