Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 48
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYguy I love this tool
I have to say, I have no idea why others don't like this. My guess is the they expect too much for what the tool is designed to do and don't realize the limitations.
This tool, when used properly, will make very straight cuts as long as the side it is sliding on is also straight. No tool like this is going to make a straight cut if the other side is crooked.
I have had this for over 5 years and could not easily do without it. It is easily adjustable, solid when screwed down properly, and he wide face will allow for strait cuts to the very end of the board. Others have a shorter face and when getting to the end of the board it will slip off and then the cut will have to be by sight because the guide is not longer at the edge of the board.
As with all tools, one has to know how to use it and know it's limitations and shortcomings.
I don't often give a 5 star rating to anything but this one deserves every star I can give it.
October 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ATLMatt OK-not great
I suppose you get what you pay for. The instructions on how to use this are pretty poor. It feels like it doesn't include hardware to attach it to your circular saw (it does have hardware for a jigsaw). I say it feel like because it's possible I just didn't understand the instructions. I used a bolt from my collection to lock in the arm. It works, but it's small - so rip cuts wider than about a foot are out of the question. It was an inexpensive tool, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at its quality.
December 9, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kktex12 Not really a guide.
This product does not work easily with a DeWalt saw. The blade that is supposed to work with it wiggles back and forth unless you crank down on the set screw. The next blade up is too wide to use with DeWalt.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chad Great tool
Reasonable price, great for ripping. Good accurate cuts
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlphaCat Just what I needed
I needed a cutting guide that wasn't time consuming and complicated to use. This is a terrific aid to accurate cutting. I especially like that it can be used with my circular saw and saber saw. It comes with all the parts to adapt it to any saw. Easy to use. Quick to adapt to multiple tools.
November 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by diyer saw guide
made cheap tried to use pushed blade into guide would not recommend. disappointed that home depot would carry this junk.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by richman56 Nice product!
I got this tool to help me with cutting doors to proper length, and it is just the ticket. It has several different size guide rulers so it will fit all sorts of tools. 1/8 adjustments make it easy to do fine tuning on the cuts.
Very satisfied and would highly recommend... and you can't get it at Lowe's.
I have Skil and Craftsman - it fits both.
October 27, 2015