When it comes to making your woodworking life easier, Kreg is one of the forefront companies with their jigs and more. Kreg has been known to create quality and easy to use jig systems. They find a woodworking process that is rather complicated and design a way to make it easier. So it’s not a surprise when they ended up creating a system to make long cuts straight and accurate. With that said, let’s take a look at the Kreg Accu Cut Review.
Kreg Accu Cut Review – Overview
Have you ever wanted to make a crosscut along a sheet of plywood or another long cut? Currently, you have a couple of options to perform this task. You can free eyeball it, set up your own jig or invest in a rail system such as Dewalt, Makita or Festool.
Now if you are a hardcore woodworker, you will invest in the track systems like Festool, Makita or Dewalt. However what about the rest of us homeowners who just want to make a straight cut occasionally, but don’t want to invest in the rail system with a saw or set up a jig?
Kreg Accu Cut Review – Features
There are two main components to this system, the rail, and the sled.
The sled is the part that attaches directly to your circular saw. Using two screws, you can attach this to the front shoe of your saw.
The rail system is very much like other rail systems such as the Track Saw. There are two grooves that the sled fits into to keep it on track. The Kreg rail system is made from a high-quality aluminum.
On the bottom of the track, there are pads to help keep the rail system in place when you are making cuts. These pads help ensure you don’t have to clamp it down when making cuts. Obviously, on certain materials that are more slippery, you will have to clamp it down.
Along the side of the rail system, there is an anti-splitter strip which will give you clean cuts. The first time you make a cut, you will cut through this material so it works with your saw.
The rail system is a two piece system with the longest cut possible being 48″.
Starting your cut is very easy. There is a starting block to help align everything when the glide enters the rail system. As a side note, you can use a right or left-hand blade style saw.
Kreg Accu Cut Review – Performance
I have to say the Kreg Accu-Cut system is pretty neat. There are a lot of times I try and free cut along a line. Sometimes it comes out straight, other times it looks pretty bad. The times where I really need to make sure the line is straight, I always set up a straight line. I take my level, make the proper adjustments for the width of the shoe, clamp down the level and make my cut. It works and I never have too much of an issue.
The sled runs smoothly along the track. When I am pushing on the saw, there isn’t a resistance that gets in the way.
Kreg Accu Cut Review – Value
The Kreg Accu Cut is an awesome deal. With a retail price of $79 and the ability to turn any saw into a rail system for accurate cuts, well that is great. Instead of investing into a new rail system with a saw, you can now take your current saw and just buy the track. You now have the ability to make straight, accurate cuts for $79.
Kreg Accu Cut Review – Final Thoughts
Overall this is hard to go wrong. The quality of the system is great. While it would be nice to have a tool-free option to set up, the setup is simple and quick. The quality of the cut is great and it’s very easy to use the system. While it should offer longer cut runs and you don’t have the ability to plunge cut, it’s worth every penny.