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98 in. Professional Cutting Guide

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  • Best used with circular saws, routers, jig saws & utility knives
  • Two 49 in. anodized and extruded aluminum guide rails
  • Assembly and storage quick and easy

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The Empire True Blue Cutting Guide has 2 extruded aluminum guides with an easy-on connector plate for quick assembly and quick storage. It is best used with circular saws, routers, jig saws and utility knives to maximize accurate and safe cuts over eight ft. Includes a removable handle for added convenience.

  • Aluminum guides rails
  • Extendable to 98 in.
  • Quick to assemble
  • Lifetime warranty on a manufacturer's defect

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How thick is this saw guide?

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January 27, 2016
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It is an aluminum L-channel 3/8" tall, 2 3/8" wide, with two extra ribs inside that the handle slides along. Two set screws screw through the handle and pinch one of the extra ribs to it. That's how the two sections are joined together; they're both pinched to the handle.
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The thickness of the stock is 0.074" and the width is 2.2"
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If i buy two of the straight edge kits ,can i connect three 4 ft sections together with the provided hardware.

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Yes, but... The second kit will provide another handle with 2 set screws (and 2 sections and clamps), which you'll use to connect a third 4-ft section to the 1st and 2nd sections (that are connected with the handle/screws from the first kit.) You'll have a fourth 4-ft section which you won't be able to connect to the first three (without a 3rd kit,...). BTW, I bought one kit and hooked the two sections Read More
Yes, but... The second kit will provide another handle with 2 set screws (and 2 sections and clamps), which you'll use to connect a third 4-ft section to the 1st and 2nd sections (that are connected with the handle/screws from the first kit.) You'll have a fourth 4-ft section which you won't be able to connect to the first three (without a 3rd kit,...). BTW, I bought one kit and hooked the two sections together; I feel two joined sections are too flimsy to use as a circular saw guide. It could easily flex 1/4" in the middle Three joined sections would be even flimsier! I now plan to use a box-beam level as a saw guide. HD has some inexpensive ones; Husky makes one. Read Less
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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by On the one hand, it is a beautifully manufactured and beautiful product. This guide will bow under pressure toward the middle when used at full length. I use a board clamped at mid point to keep it from bowing. The stock is only .074" thick and 2.2" wide, which explains why it will bow without support. It's beautifully and precisely manufactured and assembles easily. Included image shows how I support the guide to keep it from bowing. November 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Does not work as advertised This product will bow by more than 1/4" when used at full length. Save yourself the headache and use a one piece guide or level. I just miscut a $160 piece of wood because I trusted this product when I should not have. June 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by does the job It works as it should it has lasted me through dozens of sheets of plywood, nice and square. I do not understand the negative reviews May 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Good for the right application I was looking for something relatively inexpensive to rip some 8x96 boards for edge gluing. I experience the same bowing issue as some others here and resorted to planing. May 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by These work very well with modifications I purchased a guide similar to this years ago and was searching for one here for doors I am trimming. I didn't even realize I still had it. Two things. The screws can be a pain and can easily go missing. I purchased a pair of thumb screws (not to long or they will hit the saw casing) which work better. My bar to hold the two pieces together is about a foot long so I don't have the bowing problem much, but the suggestion to clamp a brace in the middle going to the opposite edge is highly recommended for support. It is straight and true which I find better than making your own or using stock wood. I do wish it was wider though so the clamps don't get in the way of the saw. February 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for the price Light weight, cool blue, and sure beats an expensive panel saw setup. If you take your time to line everything up, and check twice on your long 4'+ rips, you won't have any problems. Can you set it and forget it? Nah, but learn how to properly set it up, and you're golden. Happy ripping! March 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cheap alternative I'm only using this thing cause i got better stuff to spend my cash on atm than a track saw. i will eventually get a track saw & thats when this thing will become obsolete. March 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Too flexible when both sections joined... This works ok as a guide when using only one section (48"). But when you join both sections (using the handle and set screws) it is too flexible to accurately guide a circular saw. It flexes at least 1/4" in the middle, with minor pressure like you'd use to keep the saw running against the guide. As some have suggested, you could clamp a bracing board perpendicular to the guide, at its middle. I prefer a cleaner solution. Since I'd like to get an 8' level anyway, I plan to buy a box-beam level to also use as a saw guide. I already have a 4' Husky box-beam level (available at HD for ~$30) to guide the 4' cuts. BTW, some have mentioned that their saws won't glide over the handle in the middle of this cutting guide. They might be able to use the other edge of their saw's base-plate to run along the guide! Of course you'll need to support both sides of the cut when doing this, which is always a good idea anyway. January 27, 2016
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