How to Build a Circular Saw Cross Cut Jig - Pt 2

 How to Build a Circular Saw Cross Cut Jig - Pt 2

How to Build a Circular Saw Cross Cut Jig - Pt 2

Learn how to make your own accurate and dustless circular saw cross cut jig in this instructional video. This is a follow up video by popular request to the original video "Circular Saw Cross Cut Jig - Accurate & Dustless - Pt1". Find out what the dimensional considerations are and how the jig can be made to fit your circular saw.

Turn your circular saw into a precision cross-cut machine! Learn how to build this shop-made circular saw jig to make deadly accurate and dustless cross cuts. Whether working in the shop or on site, this jig allows you to make accurate cuts without making a mess when hooked to a dust extractor. A great substitute for a miter saw when all you need is 90 degree cross-cuts.

This circular saw cross-cut jig is simple to make and uses strips of UHMW plastic for the saw to ride on. I used a Bosch CCS180 18V cordless circular saw but the jig can be adapted to just about any circular saw. A custom dust extraction attachment on the Bosch CCS180 allows excellent dust extraction for dustless cuts when hooked to a dust extractor. The jig allows very accurate cuts since your cut line can be easily aligned with the kerf in the fence to make dead on square cuts. I often take this jig along with me to site instead of my sliding compound miter saw when all I need to make is 90 degree cuts. It is a light weight and cordless alternative. The dust collection is also much more efficient than a miter saw so work can be done right in finished spaces making this jig doubly efficient. The Bosch CCS180 has a 6 1/2" blade so a 7 1/4" saw could be used if a deeper cut was required for thicker stock. The jig would have to be built a little higher and bigger to accommodate a bigger saw which I cover in the video. Learn how to make your own cross cut jig and add this useful jig to your shop.