Sawing Simplified: The Kreg Accu-Cut
Coming soon, the Kreg Accu-Cut circular saw guide track system helps to make cleaner, straighter, splinter-free cuts with your circular saw. Designed to be used for rip cuts, cross cuts, and angled cuts up to 48″ long, the Accu-Cut is ideal for use with plywood, MDF, and other large panels.
How Does It Work?
The Accu-Cut works as a guide track for your circular saw. Basically, you would mount your saw to the universal sled, which then fits into and runs along a straight aluminum track. You would only need to make a couple marks on the desired panel, and line up the straight edge to where you want your cut line. After placing the sled on the track, the system then guides the saw in a straight line. The Accu-Cut virtually eliminates the need to see the cut path.
Kreg Accu-Cut Key Features
With portability in mind, Kreg crafted the Accu-Cut system from a lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum. Ideally, this system can be taken to the panel, rather than having to take the panel to a table saw.
Clamps are generally unnecessary. The Accu-Cut features dual guide strips to hold the track in place, as well as an anti-slip coating. It also has an anti-chip feature; because the guide track keeps the saw in straight line, splintered cuts just don’t really happen. An included Starting Block allows sawing to begin quickly and easily.
Almost any circular saw works with the Accu-Cut system. The Universal Sled houses either right or left blade saws. As an added feature, the sled is also compatible with the Kreg Rip-Cut.
The Kreg Accu-Cut system seems like a useful tool, especially for a novice like myself. I wouldn’t have to physically guide the saw along the cut line. And, since the saw is held to a straight line, wobbles and splintered edges are eliminated. Cleaner and straighter cut lines would make me look like I know what I’m doing, which is pretty cool.
I can also see the benefit of this tool for the professional craftsman. Simplicity never hurt anyone, and this system seems like it would save a lot of time. Rather than drawing out a cut line with a straight edge and then trying to guide a saw down that line, you would mark the panel in a couple places, plop the Accu-Cut down, and cut away. The price point seems a little steep, but the system seems simple and helpful.
Kreg Accu-Cut Specs
- Guide Track: Aircraft-quality aluminum with dual anti-chip, anti-slip guide strips
- Saw Sled: Accepts left- and right-blade saws, has built-in indexing stop and precision cursor
- Cut Length: Maximum 48″ (1220mm)
- Includes: (1) Universal Saw Sled, (2) 26.5″ Aluminum Guide Tracks, (2) Track Connectors, (1) Starting Block, (1) Track Indicator Clip, detailed setup and usage instructions
- MSRP: $79.99