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How to Make a Cross-cut Platform for your Circular Saw

You can eliminate inaccuracies with your circular saw by making a platform for angled cuts. Here are step-by-step instructions.

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Materials

  • 36" x 16" x 3/4" piece of MDO (medium-density overlay)
  • 36" x 8 1/2" x 3/4" piece of MDO
  • 36" x 1" x 3/4" piece of MDO
  • 2 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/4" pieces of MDO
  • 8 strips of 1" x 2" lumber
  • nails
  • screws
  • 1/2" dowel
  • speed square
  • 1/4" carriage bolts

Tools

  • circular saw
  • drill
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • jigsaw
  • hammer or nail gun
  • 1/4" drill bit
  • pencil
  • ruler

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