Guided cutting: the new standard

Can you get high-quality results using your circular saw? Yes you can!

Freehand sawing with a circular saw will always present challenges with various results for cutting down material. But with a variety of Kreg cutting guides available, it’s easy to achieve accurate, consistent cuts.

With Kreg Guided Cutting, you can use an ordinary circular saw to make straight, precise, repeatable cuts with your circular saw because your saw will follow a guide — either an edge guide or a track guide — to achieve the high-quality cuts you need to for your projects. With the help of guided cutting from Kreg, you can turn your circular saw into a precision cutting tool. Even better yet, you’ll greatly reduce your need to wrestle large sheet goods, such as plywood and MDF, thanks to the portability of these saw guides.

So how can you get started with guided cutting? And what’s the difference between edge guides and track guides? We’ll break down the details of our guided cutting solutions so you can find the one that’s right for you.

Kreg Rip-Cut™

Great for: Edge-guided precision

The Kreg Rip-Cut™ guides your cut along the edge of the plywood for a straight and accurate cut

The Rip-Cut™ (Item #KMA2685) gives you edge-guided cutting that’s repeatable, precise, and simple on plywood and other sheet goods. You can cut multiple pieces to the same size with just one setup. And there’s no need for marking, measuring, and layout lines thanks to the edge-guide design.Key Features:

  1. The portability of the Rip-Cut™ allows you to take your saw to the material instead of having to take your material to the saw.
  2. An aluminum rail enables easy, repeatable edge-guided cutting for rip cuts and crosscuts up to 24″ wide. A built-in measuring scale lets you easily lock in your desired cut size.
  3. The oversize edge guide gives you precise control throughout the entire cut. It is also reversible for left- or right-handed use.
  4. The Universal Sled accepts most popular circular saws—left or right blade—and is also compatible with the Kreg Accu-Cut™ and Accu-Cut™ XL.

 

Accu-Cut™

Great for: portable and versatile track-guided cutting

The Kreg Accu-Cut XL™ guides your saw along the track for smooth, accurate and splinter-free cuts anywhere on the sheet

The Accu-Cut™ (Item #KMA2700) is our solution for track-guided cutting that gives you straight, accurate, and splinter-free cuts. The Accu-Cut™ also works with your circular saw, but it doesn’t require an edge guide. This makes it possible to cut anywhere you want on a sheet—whether you’re crosscutting, ripping lengthwise, or cutting at an angle. Just align the edge of the Accu-Cut™ track with where you want to cut, and your saw will follow that line exactly. The included guide strips are dual-purpose: they remove the need for clamps with their anti-slip design, and they prevent tear out with an anti-chip feature.

Best of all, if you use your Accu-Cut™ and later decide you want to make longer cuts, you can purchase the Accu-Cut™ Expansion Pack (KMA2750) to double the length of the track for cuts up to 100″.

  1. The portability of the Accu-Cut™ allows you to take your saw to the material instead of having to take your material to the saw.
  2. An aluminum track guides your saw for rip cuts, crosscuts, and angled cuts up to 50″ long. (The track length can be doubled with the Accu-Cut™ Expansion Pack for cuts up to 100″.) The track can be used with either left- or right-blade saws.
  3. The anti-slip guide strips hold the track in place while cutting — no clamps needed. The guide strips also prevent splintering and chip out by supporting the material during the cut.
  4. The Starting Block helps you start every cut with confidence. It supports your saw and aligns it precisely to the cut line. It even allows for normal blade guard operation, so the guard stays down until the moment the saw enters the cut.
  5. The Universal Sled accepts most popular circular saws — left or right blade — and is also compatible with the Kreg Accu-Cut™ and Accu-Cut™ XL

 

Accu-Cut™ XL

Great for: track-guided cutting in panels and plywood

Just like the Kreg Accu-Cut™ the Kreg Accu-Cut XL™ guides your saw along the rail for smooth, accurate and splinter-free cuts anywhere on the sheet but the XL makes cuts up to 100″ long

The Accu-Cut™ XL (Item# KMA3700) takes your cutting to the next level by delivering straight, accurate, splinter-free cuts up to 100″ long with your circular saw. It works the same way as the standard Accu-Cut™ to make rip cuts, crosscuts, and angled cuts in plywood, MDF, and other large panels. The included guide strips give you anti-slip, anti-chip support throughout the entire length of your cut.

  1. The four track sections of the Accu-Cut™ XL can be quickly assembled and disassembled so you can take your saw to the material instead of having to take your material to the saw.
  2. An extended-length aluminum track guides your saw for rip cuts, crosscuts, and angled cuts up to 100″ long. The track can be used with either left- or right-blade saws.
  3. The anti-slip guide strips hold the track in place while cutting — no clamps needed. The guide strips also prevent splintering and chip out by supporting the material during the cut.
  4. The Starting Block helps you start every cut with confidence. It supports your saw and aligns it precisely to the cut line. It even allows for normal blade guard operation, so the guard stays down until the moment the saw enters the cut.
  5. The Universal Sled accepts most popular circular saws — left or right blade — and is also compatible with the Kreg Rip-Cut™ and Accu-Cut™.