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    Default Baladonia Guide Rail System

    Has any one bought one of these Baladonia Guide Rail System?

    Are they any good is the a better system out?


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    No I have not used this system but have used other guide rails.
    One of the draw backs is that it is great for cuts at 90 degrees from the edge where you clamp it, however it may not work at other angles.
    You also need to know and allow for the distance from the rail to the edge of the blade. This will vary from saw to saw. It will help you to cut straight once you have it set up.

    A track saw (eg Makita, Triton, Festool) could be a better way to go. Please note that apart from Festool they may not be easy to find in Australia or parts readily available.
    Looking at your location you might consider making up a guide for your existing tools using MDF.

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    dead easy to make
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    If you're too lazy to make your own. You can always buy the Craftright 50" Aluminium Clamp And Cutting Guide | Bunnings Warehouse from bunnings.

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    I have the Craftright jig, it's ok but can flex. I only really use it for rough cutting across whole sheets.

    The type of simple jig that NCArcher linked to works great; I built one years ago for my Triton. Here is another version of the same idea but where the presenter isn't pitching it to a Shopping Channel audience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiSz7kPwFY0

    As for the quality of cut, only the dedicated guide rail systems like Festool that have the rubber finger edges will have any effect. Whatever system you use will likely need trimming afterwards. As an example when I cut melamine coated particle board I cut each edge 2-3mm oversize and trim with a router; that way I don't get any chipping.

    On the same lines a tee-square is great for docking planks to length, this is just two batterns nailed together, one on top of the other and at 90 degrees to it. First time you use it the saw trims the short part to the cutting line. I made a pair for my jigsaw, left and right handed. I use them mostly for cutting rebates out of the bottoms of cabinets so the damn things can fit over skirting boards and lie flush against the wall.

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    Thanks for your replies and links.

    Timbecon has just lost a sale.

    So simple to make.

    Just looking an Burnings website for the AA grade mixed hardwood marine ply, the thickest is only 12 mm is the right?

    I have a project I need 19 mm.



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    You can also try this link 2400 Long Circular Saw Guide

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