03 Apr Kreg’s New Crosscut Jig for Portable Circular Saws
In February we told you about Kreg Tool’s impressive new 720PRO Pocket-Hole Jig®. Now, the Iowa based manufacturer says that woodworkers can get miter saw quality from a circular saw with the new Crosscut Station (item KMA4100, $59.99). The jig lets the user crosscut boards up to 12″ at 90 degrees and make a variety of angle and miter cuts from 0 to 45 degrees with the adjustable fence and molded-in angle alignments. An MDF base and a Sure-Cut™ backboard act as a sacrificial surface for splinter-free cutting results. The MDF base also functions as a kerf line, so the operator can clearly see the blade’s path and know exactly where the saw will cut every time.
The jig comes with material support wings for safely cutting long boards and managing offcuts. Those come with detachable material support blocks, which are great for working with extra-long boards. The wings tuck back into the base when not in use. The Crosscut Station is compact enough to make it a portable cutting solution for the jobsite. Kreg says it will handle material up to 1-½” thick and is compatible with left- or right-blade circular saws with blade diameters ranging from 6-1/2″ to 7-1/4″. Its compact design sets up quickly and easily stores away, and it has material hold-down clamps that help keep the workpiece secured in place.