The sub-compact 6-1/2 In. circular saw guide rail adapter is an ideal accessory for precise and accurate cuts when used with sub-compact circular saws and guide rails (sold separately). The adapter allows 18V sub-compact LXT circular saws to be used with 55 In.
and 118 In. guide rails, as well as select competitor rails (all sold separately). Contractors are learning that cutting with a circular saw and compatible guide rail is a more portable option to a table saw for ripping sheet material.
Compatible with most brands the Evolution ST2800 is a 2. 8m circular saw track, ideal for cutting 8′ x 4′ sheet materials and is made from a strong and sturdy 6063 T5 Aluminium Alloy. Helps achieve straight line cutting, supplied in 2 pieces of 1400mm track with connectors, easily stored and transported with carry bag included.
Low friction glide strips ensures the circular glides smoothly over the track. Easily fix track to the work-piece with specially designed clamps included. Designed for the Evolution R185CCSX and R185CCSX+, ST2800 is also compatible with most circular saws with a track compatible base.
The track comes in a good sturdy bag which will prolong its’ life. Fitted together easily for a long cut. Makes cutting full sheets easy and quick as the saw simply slides along the track without trying to see a line.
I do feel they are a bit pricy when you compare the price of a saw with a multi-purpose blade to the price of two lengths of aluminium track, albeit good quality track. I am still glad I purchased the guide track.
Fast next day delivery. Great item asking long cuts straight perfect for large sheets of MDf. I already had an evolution circular saw. Unfortunately it was not made to fit track. No base upgrade possible so had to place two extenders on base of circular saw both front and back to fit the track.
Once done able to cut the track down to size as to wide using the adjusted circular saw. Fiddly but now perfect. Didn’t want to to spend another £100 on new saw otherwise perfect.
Purchased the ST2800 and also the ST1400 tracks along with a compatible Circular saw, the R185CCSX. Both tracks are excellent and the clamps work perfectly. Very easy to set-up, saw is easily adjusted to keep alignment within track.
Plan to use the ST2800 track for sheet material for my next project but have used the ST1400 to accurately cut Slate slabs with the R185CCSX paired with the 185mm Diamond Blade ‘for mitre saws only’.
Track provided exact alignment and perfectly perpendicular cuts. I ran the saw 3 times along the track to cleanly cut through the Slate. Highly recommended.
The rip-cut turns your circular saw into a precision edge-guided cutting tool that makes straight, accurate, repeatable cuts in plywood, mdf, and other large sheets. With the rip-cut, you can cut with the confidence you want and the precision you need.
The rip-cuttm easily makes straight, accurate, repeatable cuts in plywood, mdf, and other large sheets-without measuring, marking, or having to keep the saw on the cut line. The rip-cuttm does this with a long edge guide that follows the straight edge of the sheet you are cutting.
So, all you have to do is lock the saw in at the measurement you want-up to 24in -using the built-in measuring scale, and then make your cut. The rip-cuttm is very easy to use. Simply mount your saw to the universal sled-it accepts most left-blade or right-blade saws-and then slide the sled onto the aluminum rail.
After a simple one-time calibration, you can lock in your cut width from 1in to 24in using the measuring scale and precision cursor. Then, just hold the edge guide against the edge of your sheet as you guide the saw.
Youll get straight, accurate, repeatable cuts easily every time.
I needed to make some accurate long rip cuts for a table project and a typical rip fence was not going to be suitable. Enter the Kreg Rip-Cut. The aluminum rail is actually great – and should be the sturdiest part of the tool.
Setup of the Sled for my old Craftsman saw was also simple – only tool called for is a #2 Phillips. However I do have some serious concerns about the durability of the Sled – everything is plastic – I can easily see the set screw mounts breaking eventually.
Kreg even makes mention to NOT over-tighten the set screws when securing the sled to your saw’s base plate. I can easily see this being the weak point. In terms of usability, frankly it’s super simple, align the cursor to the blade, set your rip width and go.
Repeated, fast, accurate to a 1/16th of an inch rips. Kreg, want to make this thing seriously better? Make the sled and edge guide from Aluminum.
I am a professional carpenter with decades of experience and have a reputation for delivering superior workmanship. My tools are extensions of my hands and I have no problems using a saw or cutting wood.
That being said, any time savings possibly made with this product go out the window because it is so challenging to make a straight cut. I made dozens of cuts with this jig through 3/4″ cabinet-grade plywood with a good quality saw and new Diablo 40T plywood finish cut blade and found it impossible to make a straight cut.
It did not take THAT much longer to mark, secure a guide and make an accurate, straight cut -without this jig. I have more than a few Kreg jigs and tools and have used them all with excellent results except for this one.
I suspect the issue I experienced was due to the plastic construction of the jig v. s. the resistance against the tool. Perhaps it would perform better if used on smaller material and/or a blade with fewer/ more aggressive teeth.
I really wanted to give this product a great review. I have had very good experiences with all of the other Kreg products I have purchased over the years. I had a very hard time mounting my circular saw to the base.
I followed the instructions to the letter and still had an issue with the rear of the circular saw riding up from the base when I tightened up the base plate clamps. This in turn caused the front of the circular saw base plate to move away from the rip cut base.
I made sure that the filler strip was properly oriented as well. The issue may be caused by too much flex in the rip cut plastic material. I will continue to purchase other Kreg products and I will probably try the straight edge guide xl in place of the rip cut and accu cut xl products.
Compatible with most brands the Evolution ST1400 is a 1. 4m circular saw track, ideal for cutting 4 ft sheet materials and is made from a strong and sturdy 6063 T5 Aluminium Alloy. Achieve straight-line cutting.
Perfect for 4ft sheet materials. Supplied in 2 pieces of 700mm track with connectors. Easily store and transport with storage bag included. Low friction glide strips ensure the circular glides smoothly over the track.
Easily fix the track to the work-piece with specially designed clamps included. Compatible with most circular saws with a track compatible base. Designed for the Evolution R185CCSX and R185CCSX+.
The instructions how to setup the track is very complicated and incomplete. Also the 700mm track on its own is ok but when jointed with another length of 700mm is not accurate. I would request the company to provide additional youtube video to instruct how to set up the tracks and also do and don’t.
The it’s self is excellent and came with some track too. So I thought I would by extra track and bought the st1400- 1400mm track. To my extreme disappointment it’s far from straight when assembled with the black bars supplied even when you sit the track together end to end its not even square.
Complete waste of money. Evolution have let them selves down with this track I couldn’t even take it back as the saw caught a track as I tried to use that’s when I noticed it dose not even assemble square.
You’ll want to buy this together with the saw. It takes a bit of time to set up, but cuts extremely accurate. If you don’t have room or funds for a table saw, this is a great alternative. I used it cross cut a sheet with a lot less effort than my contractor table saw.
Evolution if you’re reading this, I think a big zipper might stay cleaner than the hook and loop on the carry bag.
The FSK cross cutting guide rails work in combination with the Festool HKC 55 cordless circular saw. The two together form an easily portable and highly accurate cross cut system allowing precision square and mitre cuts.
The level of accuracy produced is normally only experienced using a static mitre saw. The Festool system is more convenient especially when working in situations where a large mitre saw in impractical.
The rails feature an adjustable stop system that allows for angled cuts from 0 to 60° both left and right, with stops at common angles. A quick-acting closure allows you to quickly attach or detach your saw.
An adjustable starting position stop with built-in rubber spring helps reset the saw ready for the next cut. Length of cut stated is with the saw’s 55mm maximum depth; shallower depth settings will slightly increase the potential length of the cut.
The Festool FSK670 is a great piece of kit for using to cross cut Very easy to use Very accurate Saves so much time The only thing is I will have to purchase the FSK250 for smaller timber cross cutting which I will be doing in the near future.
The BORA NGX Clamp Edge saw guide makes it easy to achieve straight and precise cuts with your circular saw. Cutting large sheets of plywood or MDF materials has never been easier. Just adjust the clamp to the desired cut dimension and lock it in place.
During the cut, your circular saw rides along the edge of the BORA NGX saw guide resulting in a professional, accurate cut. And, best of all with the BORA NGX Clamp Edge, you position, adjust and lock the clamp all from the same end.
This convenience feature eliminates the need to walk around to the opposite side of the material to adjust or lock the clamping mechanism.
Bora circular saw system cutting is the perfect system. The Bora aluminum edge and circular saw base make it easy, lightweight, and simple to use. Too bad the transport to Israel is so expensive. It is higher than the price of the product itself.
Get precise, accurate cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish, without the table saw. Makita’s SP6000K 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw delivers smooth, straight cuts. When you combine it with an optional guide rail system, constructed with anodized aluminum, the saw and rail system work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out.
The saw combines a powerful 12 amp motor and a large cutting capacity with magnesium components for less weight and electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load for smooth cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish.
bought some compact laminate worktop. was told difficult to cut and fit and quoted £1k for fitting! though supplier said can be diy fitted. YouTube to the rescue and plunge saws came up. went for the Makita SP6000J1 Plunge Saw & 2 x 1.
4m Rail – 230V. lovely box, bag for rails would have been nice. Set up the worktops and sheeted out the room due to the dust cutting this laminate kicks out. plugged our vacuum in the port and crossed our fingers and cut.
slowly and carefully along the rail. All I can say is that the cut was smooth and clean and perfectly straight. something I could not have done with just a circular saw. dust extraction was very good but you still get a reasonable amount across the worktop you have to sweep/ vacuum off.
The laminate is 12. 5mm thick but setting the depth to 12. 5mm+ doesn’t cut to this depth which was annoying unless I was doing something wrong. Seems to have slight sideways play perhaps. overall a worthy, powerful machine which makes straight clean, perfect cuts that need little finishing.
just get the length of rail that suits what you’re cutting (longer if doing something like furniture).
I have used the makita plunge saw and guide rails for around a month and cut down 8 18mm full ply sheets so far. Cuts are very clean and can be achieved to 1 mm accuracy. It is worth acquiring a few more items to make the system complete.
A 1 metre guide rail is much easier for narrower cuts. Makita make a great case to protect the guide rails and rail clamps are recommended to prevent rail slippage when your cut length is 500 mm or less.
Also I found that the black rubber strip on the rail which forms the cut edge is trimmed by the first few cuts so watch this when aligning the rails during this time. Also worth checking squareness of the sawblade as mine required adjustment – easy to achieve good accuracy.
I can also recommend the axminster workshop saw horses with a couple of lengths of 4×2 joist to provide the perfect platform for this saw.
Once calibrated the Makita is a high performing saw with just the right features at a very reasonable price and I highly recommend it. Out of the box the guide rail was flawless but the saw needed calibrating.
Initially, the base plate was not flat and the blade was not square to the base plate (toe-in was perfect though). That was corrected by adjusting the 90 deg set screw(s) on the bottom of the base plate.
NB: LOOSEN THE FRONT AND REAR BEVEL CLAMPS before adjusting the set screw(s) then re-tighten those clamps otherwise the set screw(s) will just push up the area around the set screw and contort the base.
Also you will need to fully plunge the blade to check squareness of the blade with the base plate with a square. To do that make a small hook with a stiff wire (coat hanger) to hold the saw in the plunge position by hooking the wire around the depth stop and plunge pin.
The operator’s manual doesn’t tell you any of this but the repair manual does! Once these adjustments are made the saw works beautifully. Weirdly, my first real cut was a 48 degree bevel edge cut. Perfect the first time and I really appreciated that additional rail clamp anti-tipping feature on the saw for that.
Dust collection (especially after taping over the gap on the side) is excellent as is the greatly reduced noise compared to any other saw I have used. I only wish Makita would do better at factory calibration and calibration instructions in the manual.
I also suspect that the saw may have been properly calibrated at the factory but the bevel clamping knobs were either inappropriately adjusted relative to each other or shifted position during shipping.
So Makita also needs to better stabilize the saw for shipping which is rather loose in the case.
Use with Makita Plunge Cut Circular Saw, Jig Saws (selected models) or Routers (selected models) for precise cutting of sheet goods. Extruded aluminum rail offers quick and accurate cutting over long distances.
Rubber Seats help retain Guide Rail in exact cutting position.
I purchased after reading about people trying the kit to join 2 shorter rails and being unsuccessful, so far after a few uses I am liking this long version. Shipping is a bit awkward as its so long, they did make a wood box but the box broke at some point in shipping, luckily the rail survived unharmed.
To me this longer track was well with it. Had to meet the shipper at a local business because it came on a semi but that worked out fine. Because it shipped LTL you dont get tracking so that would be one improvement I would ask for.
This is as good as it is supposed to be. The factory does not file the ends, but that is easy to do yourself, so that the saw cord does not get cut or caught if dragging over the ends. The wood package it came in is good and necessary for this item, however mine was cracking open, but product survived.
Staples are used but one side should be glued and the other using screws.
This track has been so handy. It’s just the perfect size to get into smaller openings or for cutting doors down and different things like that. It’s dead straight and works perfectly with the Dewalt track saw.
I highly recommend the Dewalt track saw bag to put this track and another track in to keep them protected and it makes transporting them onto the job site super easy!.
I got a new Dewalt track saw and went ahead and invested in all three rail sizes. I use this one the least but granted it is nice when I have smaller cuts to make, I don’t need to drag out the longer ones.
I’m sure a more experienced woodworker could tell me why this one is important to have, but I don’t think I would buy this in hindsight. I’d just use the 59″ rail.
Emphasize: this track only fits the one specific saw. Just like any other part for a specific make and model of tool. Not fair to give a poor review for not fitting other saws unless it was labeled or marketed as “universal” (which it was not).
The Rip-Cut is an incredibly handy tool which speeds and simplifies the process of ripping down large plywood and MDF panels. No measuring, no marking, no chalk lines – the Rip-Cut quickly and easily attaches to almost any circular saw, letting you cut pieces from 1/8 inch up to 24 inch wide with tremendous accuracy.
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Feedback – Feedback Feedback TURN AN ORDINARY CIRCULAR SAW INTO A PRECISION EDGE-GUIDED CUTTING TOOLGreat projects start with high-quality cuts, and you can make those cutsmore easily than you ever imaginedusing your circular saw plus the Rip-Cut Circular Saw Edge Guide.
– The Kreg Rip-Cut turns your circular saw into a precision edge-guided cutting tool that makes straight, accurate, repeatable cuts in plywood, MDF, and other large sheets. With the Rip-Cut, you can cut with the confidence you want and the precision you need.
– The Rip-Cut easily makes straight, accurate, repeatable cuts without measuring, marking, or having to keep the saw on the cut line. The Rip-Cut does this with a long edge guide that follows the straight edge of the sheet you are cutting.
So, all you have to do is lock the saw in at the measurement you wantup to 24″using the built-in measuring scale, and then make your cut. With a built-in measuring scale, you dont have to measure and mark each cut, either.
Just lock the saw sled at your desired cut width, and you’re all set, whether you need to cut one piece or make multiple pieces of the exact same size. Plus, the Rip-Cut makes it easier to cut down large sheets by yourself.
– The Rip-Cut is very easy to use. Simply mount your saw to the universal sledit accepts most left-blade or right-blade sawsand then slide the sled onto the aluminum rail. After a simple one-time calibration, you can lock in your cut width (up to 24″) using the measuring scale and precision cursor.
Then, just hold the edge guide against the edge of your sheet as you guide the saw. Youll get straight, accurate,.
Make rip cuts and crosscuts up to 24″ Wide Cut multiple pieces to the same size With just one setup Use the oversize edge guide for precise control throughout the cut Eliminate need for marking, measuring, and layout lines Take your saw to the material instead of having to take your material to the saw.
Extruded Aluminum Construction. Ideal for use with sheet materials, including plywood, panelling, etc. Vinyl Seat on top side enables SP6000 to slide smoothly and freely. Rubber Seats on underside grip most materials to secure rail when cutting.
Rubber Splinter Guards indicates exact cutting lineVinyl and Rubber Seats feature peel/stick construction for quick and easy replacement. Use with Guide Rail Clamps (194385-5) for added security when cutting smooth materials (not included).
Use with Bevel Guide (194433-0) for quick and accurate setting and cutting of angles (not included). Can be cut to suit specific applications where shorter lengths are required. Can be combined in sequence with Guide Rail Connectors (P-20177) where longer lengths are required (not included).
Mine arrived with an inplane crook that makes it useless. This was a bend in the flat plane of the rail. So that was not a handling or shipping issue. Makita let a bad rail out. Finally Rockler make good on the part and I have a straight rail.
The saw works nicely on it. Post Christmas rush slowed Rockler’s response. One thing to note in buying rails, to have proper alignment for the full length of the cut, nearly the entire saw base has to be on the rail, beginning and end.
That is a loss of cut length of 10 inches on each end if to avoid starting the cut with a plunge.
Two of these tracks came in a kit with the Makita track saw. The cut quality of the saw is fantastic and I have no complaints with it, however, the track is not quite as good as the saw that rides on it.
The track works well enough and is very straight, however, the anti-slip feature did not work as advertised on either of the two tracks that I have. If I don’t use the track clamps that came with my kit, the track will move slightly in the middle of the cut, which I found out the hard way.
Knowing that in advance, you can pretty much always clamp the track down and be fine but needing space for the clamps under the track does make it harder to break down sheet goods on the ground, which was the main reason I bought it.
Instead of using the saw on the ground with a piece of foam under the plywood like I planned, I simply bring the whole operation onto a couple of saw horses, use the track clamps to keep everything in place, and I’m fine.
I absolutely love the Makita track saw but I plan to see if my saw will run on the Festool track system. If so, I may upgrade my tracks since I’ve had a chance to speak with a few guys that have the Festool track saw and all of them have told me that track slippage is not an issue for them.
The Metabo 1500mm Guide Rail (FS160) transforms a regular circular saw into a precision cutting tool, allowing for straight and reliable guidance when cutting sheet stock. Its non-slip coating securely holds the guide rail in place while simultaneously protecting the workpiece surface from damage.
The overall length of the guide rail is 63” (160 cm), which can be extended by connecting multiple guide rails with the FSV Connector (sold separately). The FS 160 guide rail is also compatible with circular saw guide rail systems from other manufacturers.
Great projects start with high-quality cuts, and you can make those cuts more easily than you ever imagined using your circular saw plus the Rip-Cut Circular Saw Edge Guide. The Kreg Rip-Cut turns your circular saw into a precision edge-guided cutting tool that makes straight, accurate, repeatable cuts in plywood, MDF, and other large sheets.
With the Rip-Cut, you can cut with the confidence you want and the precision you need. The Rip-Cut easily makes straight, accurate, repeatable cuts without measuring, marking, or having to keep the saw on the cut line.
The Rip-Cut does this with a long edge guide that follows the straight edge of the sheet you are cutting. So, all you have to do is lock the saw in at the measurement you want up to 24 inch using the built-in measuring scale, and then make your cut.
With a built-in measuring scale, you dont have to measure and mark each cut, either. Just lock the saw sled at your desired cut width, and you’re all set, whether you need to cut one piece or make multiple pieces of the exact same size.
Plus, the Rip-Cut makes it easier to cut down large sheets by yourself. The Rip-Cut is very easy to use. Simply mount your saw to the Universal Sled it accepts most left-blade or right-blade saws and then slide the sled onto the aluminum rail.
After a simple one-time calibration, you can lock in your cut width up to 24 inch using the measuring scale and precision cursor. Then, just hold the edge guide against the edge of your sheet as you guide the saw.
Youll get straight, accurate, repeatable cuts easily every time.
Plunge Saw Guide Rail (194368-5), when used with a Makita Plunge Circular Saw (SP6000) is a more portable option to a table saw for ripping sheet material. The Guide Rail interacts with the Plunge Saw (not included) to provide smooth, dead-on straight cuts.
I got the saw (tool only) on sale and needed tracks. I bought the 55” Powertec track, which works fine with Makita. However I wanted another 55” track and figured it would be good to get the Makita rail instead of another Powertec.
Quality of the Makita looks great. Is there a big difference between that and the Powertec rail? Nothing huge but the Makita rail looks to be a little better. Both rails work great connected if you need to rip a sheet of ply.
The Makita rail was almost double the Powertec rail. Is it worth it? Well I like having the same rail brand as the saw.
I checked a few reviews on this Kreg rip cut guide. This is a top rated tool for making rip cuts of large pieces of stock like a 4×8 sheet of plywood. I own this fine tool. It is easy to use and easy to set up.
When properly set up and with the correct blade on your circular saw, You will be making a lot of accurate cuts, provided the edge you are guiding on is square, YES, you can cross cut with this for some cuts.
remember you are limited to a 24 inch wide cut. If you are crosscutting and need any wider than 24 inches, then you will need the Kreg accucut for that. Kreg makes some great tools. If you want a great rip cut guide that is easy to use and set up then you will want to get this one.
It is easy on the wallet too, Check out a few safety tips on rip cutting large sheets so you can keep using the Kreg rip cut guide. Cutting big sheets can get a little dangerous. Watch a safety video before using.
Use the Kreg rip cut guide to make a great cut but do it safe as well as accurate.
I would recommend it, the value is good and the quality is okay. Set up was fairly simple, had to make a few adjustments. I suggest you check the measured cut before using it after it has been set up for a while.
The only concern I have is the base mount for the circular saw. You would think Kreg would have a better and strong base then the plastic used. It’s okay, and the clamp that holds the base to the adjustable cutting slide is a little weak as well.
I expect I’ll have to change that after some serious use. What ever you do. don’t drop it.
I’m an experienced carpenter and was looking for a good saw guide. I thought the name Kreg would be it. However, I couldn’t get a saw to mount on it securely, and I tried 3 different saws. I ended up drilling a hole in my saw base, and another corresponding hole in the saw guide base, and bolt it securely to my saw.
Features: Guide Rail attachment to be used with a plunge saw Offers extremely high levels of accuracy allowing for a better finish which makes this a top quality product Helps maintain stability when saw is in use.
I own the DCS576N 190mm Flexvolt Circular Saw which allows use of DeWalt rails. This to me was an excellent option as a plunge saw was over double the price of the circular saw; which could then act as both.
I previously bought the two 1500mm rails, which again are excellent, though the 1 metre length combined with one of these makes cutting 8′ boards much easier. Plus the 1 metre rail can fit in a lot tighter spaces.
If you own the 576, or its replacement (DCS579) this rail is a must.
After moving from Ryobi over to Dewalt the quality far exceeds what I’ve been used to, I have 2 x 1500mm guides which are excellent, being a kitchen fitter I decided to go for the 1000mm guide it’s more compact and easier to work with on site just add the 1500mm and your good to go for plywood sheets only thing I’d say is when you buy your guide you must cut the full length of track both sides to trim the excess rubber on a scrap piece of wood Your next cuts from that will be perfect.
I have a different make of saw but took the gamble of ordering one of the Bosch guides of course it did not fit but on giving one edge a very slight skim it fitted perfectly so the saw is back in full action Gamble paid off at a very good price Well pleased.
A circular saw guide rail is a great way to get a precise cut on your workpiece. It is important to remember a few things when using a guide rail. First, always use a push stick or a similar device to keep your hands away from the blade.
Second, be sure to use a saw with a blade guard to protect you from the spinning blade. Finally, take your time and make sure the cut is straight before moving on.