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Empire 98 in. Professional Cutting Guide
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Empire

98 in. Professional Cutting Guide

  • 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
$1997 /each

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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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Customer Questions & Answers

If i buy two of the straight edge kits ,can i connect three 4 ft sections together with the provided hardware.

Asked by: maint320
Yes.
Answered by: AlexHopkins
Date published: 2017-02-06

How thick is this saw guide?

Asked by: JD
About 1/2 inches.
Answered by: AlexHopkins
Date published: 2017-02-06

how do I use?

how do I use?
Asked by: sam
draw your cut line then clamp the darn thing on both ends and the middle. cut
Answered by: folsomdiyer
Date published: 2017-04-30

People are complaining about this device flexing. Here is the fix. Drill and tap two more holes in the aluminum connector piece (closer to the center)

The extra screws will add more rigidity. Handle too tall? Remove the current handle and replace with two short drawer knobs. Still flexing? Screw device to a thin board.
Asked by: JohnnyBaseball
My method for flex free use is double stick tape to attaché the rail in several places to the work piece. Prefer woodworkers type, as carpet tape can be to hard to remove
Answered by: Bistineau
Date published: 2017-02-20
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98 in. Professional Cutting Guide is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent straight edge for the price I have read most reviews, and read the gripes and down falls. Personally I think this is a great straight edge. But before you use take a small fine file and do the bottom edges of it to remove the very fine burrs. Once this is done there is nothing to scratch nice finished surfaces. Yes the small screws for the handle are a draw back, but when I'm done, I break it down and slide the handle down part way and set the set the screws again. What would be great, if it came with a couple velcro straps to hold the two pieces together when you want to store them. But if you make sure both mating ends are flush n square before setting the handle splice, it will work fine. I have read about some who say the handle needs to be removed to clear the saw. Set up the straight edge, so the saw fence clears. Remember to move the straight edge over to accommodate the saw fence n blade displacement. Just a few simple things to remember when setting it up, and you will get good results.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Performed a rip cut of a 6' long board, in that distance this "straight" edge flexed by 1" in the... Performed a rip cut of a 6' long board, in that distance this "straight" edge flexed by 1" in the center. It's absolutely worthless for anything over 4' (i.e. using only one of the two pieces at a time).
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Ive been a carpenter for over 15yrs. Im not too sure why other people are giving this tool a bad review. As being A carpenter you always have to improvise. That's what makes a good carpenter. Especially when you are purchasing a $20 tool. This works great!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I just bought this to use to rip some plywood. no instructions on how to get the handle on and it... I just bought this to use to rip some plywood. no instructions on how to get the handle on and it does not fit on the guide pieces something is out of spec. so I can't use it to tie the two guide pieces together making it worthless. Now I have to stop working on my project and take it back to Home deport for a refund. other reviews said it flexed and had to be taped down to use. My take on this is a piece of junk and Home Depot should stop selling it.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I read the reviews and figured I would just support the middle with a clamped piece of wood to pr... I read the reviews and figured I would just support the middle with a clamped piece of wood to prevent deflection. I tried that and unfortunately still got poor results when using it as an edge-jointing guide for 62" pieces of wood. Thus unfortunately I cannot recommend and I returned the product. The product would probably work fine as a 49" guide, or as a 98" guide (with center support) when you don't need the precision of edge-jointing. The price is right and it seemed nicely made. Just wish they had a $40 version that could actually work as a straight 98" guide. Interestingly Empire sells a 96" box level that is advertised as within 0.0005 in. per inch in all working positions. This actually does the job I want (straight guide that is sturdy) but is more than $100.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not a carpenter, but common sense will tell you that any lenght over 60 needs multiple clamps. fo... not a carpenter, but common sense will tell you that any lenght over 60 needs multiple clamps. for a 20 dollar guide?! great price and the edge is perfectly straight.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-11-18
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