I needed to cut some repeatable width boards with my Track Saw. I whipped up this little gauge. Glue the small two blocks together for a beefier base, then push a bolt through them in to the slot on the larger piece. Wing nut on top…and bam! Simple tool. Hopefully it works for someone else besides me.
NOTE: Run the letters and lines as a SCORE, not engrave. I messed that part up. (still learning)
haha… tools that justify each other are the perfect tools, #amiright?
Honestly - I put off getting a track saw because hey, I have a table saw, circular saw, band saw, jig saw… and didn’t think it’d be worth it. Breaking down material is one thing, but the way the Festool (the one I chose to go with) cuts without tear out, super smooth motion, easy depth…I wish I’d have bought it years ago. It’s an investment for sure, but I love it so far.
oh… dang, I never thought that. You could make custom width ones and be perfect! brilliant. I am totally doing that this weekend. So…a rectangle is a good shape? ;). (way better than those circle slides)
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I don’t think you actually need the setting guide though. Just set one guide from the other, as he shows doing with the setting guide, and they will be the same.