How to Crosscut Straight Cuts Every Time

The ability to make clean, straight cuts with a circular saw takes years of experience to develop. If you’re not a pro, what do you do when you have to have a clean square cut? This tip will explain how to crosscut straight cuts with ease!

Build a jig of course.

All you need is a  piece of 1″x6″ and a piece of 1″x2″. Both should be about two feet in length.

Using a square, align the one by two perpendicular to the 1×6, centered at one end and attach it with screws and glue. You’ve created a T-square.

Now, run your circular saw along the 1″x6″ so it trims the right side of the one by two.

When you need to make a cut align that edge with your mark and use the T-square to guide your saw.


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