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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 98 in. 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 8 ft.
  • Aluminum guides rails
  • Extendable to 98 in.
  • Quick to assemble
  • Lifetime warranty on a manufacturer's defect

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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)4Product Height (in.)52.125
Product Width (in.)2.625

Details

Hand Tool TypeHand Tool AccessoryPrimary UseCutting guide
Returnable90-DayTools Product TypeHand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLifetime warranty on a manufacturer's defect.

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  • 3.7
    out of 288 reviews
  • 60%recommend this product
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Most efficient straightline guide for contractor on the go.
I keep seeing ads and videos for these complex guide systems, where you attach your saw to it, then attach your vacuum hose to it, then mount it to a table, etc., etc. Good possibly for a shop (although, if you have a shop, you probably have a large table saw), but way to complicated and unnecessary for a carpenter on the go. This guide is all you need. It's lightweight and keeps a straight line separately or together. Also, each section is a little over 4' making for an easier start. The only thing I don't use is the little C clamps It comes with. I use better clamps.
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meh...
Is it straight? sure. Does it flex? yup. is it better than using a 2x4 as a guide? definitely. Overall, this 2 piece extruded aluminum track makes a pretty good guide for cutting a long straight cut with a circular or jig saw. But with only a little bit of refinement at the factory, this would have gotten a 4th star from me. deburring is NOT hard or time consuming during production, but it can be a pain for the consumer. Secondly, the joint between the two main pieces of this device could be so much more secure by simply adding a wider mating extrusion, with maybe a few set screws.
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    6 found this review helpful
    Wish I would have bought this years ago. Picked it up to make rip cuts on drywall, but it's actu...
    Wish I would have bought this years ago. Picked it up to make rip cuts on drywall, but it's actually useful for any other cutting jobs, as well as any other straight edge jobs. Super light weight, and breaks down to two 48" pieces for easier transport and storage. If you're considering a track saw, a more expensive cutting guide, or building a rip guide out of plywood, I'd try this first. My only complaint is that the clamps are old school screw type, which are slow. I tossed them aside after a few cuts and used locking quick clamps.
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      2 found this review helpful
      I originally went to Home Depot to purchase a Kreg product but after discovering I just couldn't...
      I originally went to Home Depot to purchase a Kreg product but after discovering I just couldn't get the length needed I decided to give this Empire 98 inch Cutting Guide a try at a fraction of the price. Wow was I surprised. I cut a live edge black walnut slab for my kitchen area in my cabin and this guide worked perfect. On a side note, I ripped this entire slab my my Rigid 18 volt skill saw with a 4MAH battery and only used two bars cutting a 1/2 inch cut at a time until I got the full 2.5 inch thick slab cut. Another pleasant surprise.
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      2 found this review helpful
      Disappointed design and look
      It is not same as photos from the web site. See uploaded photos.
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        Well, it's a fairly good product, but as mentioned in other reviews, it has a tendency to flex at...
        Well, it's a fairly good product, but as mentioned in other reviews, it has a tendency to flex at the joint. I corrected this problem (and Empire could easily too) by drilling and tapping two additional threaded holes in the connection bar (each about 2" from the midpoint) as shown in the photo. With those additional screws the two-piece assembly is sufficiently rigid for scribing and/or cutting.
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          23 found this review helpful
          shouldn't a straight edge be straight?
          just ruined a $150 piece of fancy Viroc board. works fine up to 48" but it's useless for longer cuts.
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            7 found this review helpful
            I am not a professional and could never able to make straight cut on plywood or hardwood. Thanks ...
            I am not a professional and could never able to make straight cut on plywood or hardwood. Thanks to this Guide. I made shelf using hardwood and used this guide to make straight cut using circular saw. This guide is very easy to use. The handle bar helps to provide more support. Heavy duty material.
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              13 found this review helpful
              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!
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                22 found this review helpful
                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.
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