Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 39
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Taylor Simple But Useful
The product works pretty well. There is not a blade to fit perfectly in my circular saw. I figured they would pick their blade widths based on the most popular saws (I have Dewalt). I therefore have to make sure my guide hasn't moved while making cuts. Having to check to make sure it's square makes it less useful, but it's still better than following a chalk line.
February 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jon Not what you imagine
I used this to run parallels with a 4 amp Ryobi jig saw - but ended up having to re-cut each by sight. The product does not slide well along your parallel either. I agree with other reviewers who have said the bolts dont hold the cross piece well - which ultimately slips 1/8" or more.
I gave this a 2/5 (fair) rating, because i imagine it would work better with a skill saw or perhaps their is my own error involved.
Bottom line - probably will return or find a way to reuse and would rather spend the 3x$ on the Kreg.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkW4CHL Brilliant addition to tools, especially cordless ones, without saw guide options from manufacturer
Absolutely essential add-on to cordless jigsaws and circular saws which don't have manufacturer add-on guides. This device fits the Ryobi P523 and P501 circular saws as well as B&D's line of 14.4v cordless circular saws. Each of these cordless tools has a pair of slots and threaded holes for screws to clamp down on one of the included metal guide bars.
The included screws and guide bars fit a few other corded and cordless jigsaws and circular saws that I tried.
Here are my pros and cons:
+ compatible with every jigsaw and circular saw tried
+ allows for a very straight cut that is decent approximation to what higher end saws can do with their circle and straight cutting guides
+ excellent performance for the price!
- the circle cutting function is not as well crafted as it could be; cuts a decent base circle, but use a router afterward to clean up the cut
- thumb screws to hold the bar in the base plate of the saw instead of pan head screws; lack of good lock down screws for all saws can hamper accuracy
April 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WarrenW Cheap Piece of Junk
The clamping mechanism, if you could seriously call it that, which attaches it to your jig saw will NOT hold tight; it slips badly while cutting. I set out to cut a 9" radius and buy the end of the cut it was 9 3/4! Trying to tighten it even more only distorts the metal and makes it worse. You will be better off and $9 richer cutting free-hand.
January 23, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TheSoloist Kinda flimsy
I bought this guide to use with my jigsaw to make straight crosscuts(before you judge, I live in an apartment and a jigsaw is probably the loudest tool I can use without neighbors calling police) and I can't find a way to have it clamped to my jigsaw's plate. The amount of plastic used in the stop is giving me tons of play when I need it to be steady. But for $10 this is what you get. I returned this guide and will be looking for a more sturdy option.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodcutter Most Valuable Accessory
There's no way anyone who uses a circular or jig saw could bypass purchasing this! Its benefits are obvious. Please note that off-brand saws may not have the slots to attach this guide. This tool has made my work much easier. Thank you Milescraft.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JWooten Great product!
Very well made with options to fit most tools. Good price too!
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by surveyor perfect for RYOBI
this is a perfect fit for both the Ryobi 18v jigsaw and the 18v circular saw. The jigsaw uses guide "C" and the circular saw uses guide "B". seems to be constructed ok for the weekend projects I'm going to be doing. LOVE the hole cutting feature. I was unsure if the guides would fit Ryobi tools but I just asked a salesperson if I could open it in the store and test it first on the tools.
January 8, 2015