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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2018, 09:44 AM
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I have one and you can do precision cuts with it but had trouble cutting anything over 10 inches wide. Also there is a problem when the
saw crosses the end of the rip it tends to become unsteady. Your better off with something like the ez track system or a plywood ripping guide.
The home-made guide that I used for years was just like that - 1/4" tempered hardboard, but with a 3/4" plywood fence as the saw base has a rolled edge. The hardboard was screwed to the fence, and I know that I moved it a couple of times as the "edge" got worn, and once because I went to a different saw. I was running out of room for the clamps on the section outboard of the fence when I finally retired it. Now I see that the dovetail clamps that go with the MatchFit Dado Stop are good for this application as they are below the guide - do a search, there are several YouTube videos showing different ways the clamps can be used other than this.

I use the EZ Edge Guide for ripping, working well now that I've corrected a cou0ple of problems, still working on a couple of ideas to improve it. It has a long enough fence that there's good contact with the plywood edge both at the start and finish of the cut.
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Guess I made a good call then, deciding to make rather than get one. I know a saw guide would be more accurate, but for what I want it for, a homemade one will work just fine.

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I only used mine once to rip the last board for my deck that meet the house wall 16 foot deck board.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2018, 06:11 PM
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I have an EZSmart Universal Edge Guide (UEG) acronym. I have a Makita 6 1/2" cordless saw mounted and it performs very well. It is more money but when I wanted on to see if it could do what I wanted it worked like I thought.

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