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Long and straight mitre cuts without a table saw?

Willow
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Long and straight mitre cuts without a table saw?

Hello Workshoppers,

 

I'm looking to make a sideboard for the living room that is 450mm deep and want to join the tops and sides with a mitre join like below:

 

Mitre Join.JPG

 

The problem is I don't have a table saw or mitre saw to make the cut and I don't think a circular saw could make a clean cut at that length. The rip tool is only good if I'm working near the edge of the timber, which unfortunately I won't be.

 

Does anyone know any hacks/tricks to get the same cut with a circular saw? Or will I need to fork out for a table saw?

I've heard of people clamping a guide on top of the sheet and using this but haven't got any feedback on its success (or failure).

 

Cheers,

Luke

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Long and straight mitre cuts without a table saw?

Hi Luke (@Willow)

 

Let me extend a very warm welcome to Workshop. I hope you find it a valuable source of information and inspiration. I also look forward to you sharing your projects with the community.

 

I trust some of the woodworking community will be able to assist with your question.

 

Good luck with the sideboard.

 

Jason

 

 

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Dan
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Re: Long and straight mitre cuts without a table saw?

Hi Luke,

 

Yes, there is something you can do if you have a circular saw.

 

The saw itself is important however what's more imoprtant is the blade. There is a simple rule to follow: the more teeth the blade has the finer the cut.

 

Now back to your straight cut, what you can do is get a straight edge piece of timber (thats as long as the cut) calculate where you want the cut and clamp the timber down and use it as a guide for the side of the saw!

 

If you need more details let me know

Willow
New Contributor

Re: Long and straight mitre cuts without a table saw?

@Dan Thanks for the tip!

I'll give it a go and report back how it comes out.

 

Cheers

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Long and straight mitre cuts without a table saw?

How is your project going @Willow? Looking forward to seeing some photos of your handiwork.

 

Jason

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