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· Capra Aegagrus
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You mean I can't patent it as an original invention? I'm devastated. :sad:

I wouldn't want to trim cabinetry that way, but for a couple of 16' deck boards, it works like a champ.
 

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I used to use 2 small c clamps for that a long while ago.
I know someone who uses his fingers for that, just pinches the base plate at the front about 1 1/2" or farther from the blade and slides the side of his index finger along the wood as he cuts. Thats too close for me, I will do 4" or so. Need very thick skin for that.
 

· Capra Aegagrus
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I know someone who uses his fingers for that, just pinches the base plate at the front about 1 1/2" or farther from the blade and slides the side of his index finger along the wood as he cuts.
That's actually what I do most times. But for several 16' rips on nasty knotted PT... :no: :laughing:
 

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I make a line with a pencil by holding the lead against the measured mark of a speed square and run it down quick and then just freehand the cut.

I bought a brand new maloti circular saw at the hd and it didn't come with a rip guide.
 

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Stevarino said:
I make a line with a pencil by holding the lead against the measured mark of a speed square and run it down quick and then just freehand the cut. I bought a brand new maloti circular saw at the hd and it didn't come with a rip guide.
What on gos green earth is a maloti circular saw?
 

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That's actually what I do most times. But for several 16' rips on nasty knotted PT... :no: :laughing:
This is what caused me to buy a track saw. I always made fun of them and managed to get quite accurate with index finger than one day ran a splinter from knuckle to knuckle.

Now festool is in my life.
 
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