Updated October 21, 2019 by Rafael Perez

The 10 Best Saw Guides

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2017. If you can't seem to get clean, accurate cuts out of your new track or circular saw, then you need one of these guides, which are aluminum or steel rails that lie on or clamp to your workpiece and direct your tool to make straight lines without the need for measuring or marking. Our selections were made by considering factors such as price, ease of use, versatility, and effectiveness. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best saw guide on Amazon.

10. Milescraft 14000713

9. DeWalt DWS5023

8. Bora 543050 WTX

7. Festool 491498

6. DeWalt DWS5100

5. Kreg KMA2685 Rip-Cut

4. Rockler Straight-Edge

3. Bora 543410

2. Woodriver 150006

1. E. Emerson Tool Co. C50

Editor's Notes

October 17, 2019:

Removed the Makita 194368-5 because it is restricted to track saws and there are more versatile saw guides available, such as the Woodriver 150006 and the Rockler Straight-Edge, which were both added.

The E. Emerson Tool Co. C50 takes the top spot because of its integrated clamps and its beefy cross-section. In this case, the thickness is a good thing because the saws ride on its edge. If they rode on top of it, the thickness would be a problem because of the depth loses to your saw. The Woodriver is another good option at a reasonable price. Since, it can be clamped to the opposite side of the workpiece, it is not limited to perpendicular cuts like those that clamp to edges.

Working with wood creates fine particles that are hazardous if inhaled for prolonged periods of time. Always use breathing protection to avoid health complications.

October 20, 2018:

Expanded list to include Bora 543500 Set, which should appeal to those looking for a comprehensive collection of saw cutting aids, as well as the DeWalt DWS5100, which should satisfy at-home handymen looking for a versatile tool to help with everyday jobs.


Rafael Perez
Last updated on October 21, 2019 by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.


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