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Bench Dog® Pro-Cut™ Portable Saw Guide

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Get perfect 90° crosscuts with your circular saw every time!

  • Built-in guides square Pro-Cut to the workpiece
  • Two rubber strips prevent side-to-side movement
  • Instantly aligns your saw to the cut line, plus reduces dangerous kickbacks, binding and bent blades
  • Ideal for cutting lumber, siding, I-beams, trim, stair treads and more
  • Also great for measuring and marking
  • With 6" hook rule and 45°/90° layout square
  • Fits all 8-1/4" and smaller right-blade circular saws
  • Two rubber strips prevent side-to-side movement
(1) Bench Dog® Pro-Cut™ Portable Saw Guide
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Brand Bench Dog
Manufacturer Part Number 10-019
Weight 0.9000
3.7 / 5.0
35 Reviews
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Product is easy to set up with your saw! I makes accurate cuts straight forward, simple and accurate.
September 21, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Looks like it will save time
I haven't used it yet, but I'm quite sure that it will save a lot of time on my next framing project. Will be able to mark the board anywhere on the width, and zip it off perfectly square without marking the board with a square. I was actually in the process of designing a similar tool when I saw this in the catalog. I would recommend it for framing applications, particularly cutting wide joists. Plus, it's relatively inexpensive.
August 5, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just what I needed to get a good cut on rough sawn lumber before starting surface prep.
March 18, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This guide works great. Just line it up with the desired location and proceed with cutting. Will not slip while cutting thanks to the product design. Much easier to hold in place than anything I have used in the past. I intend to purchase others to be used with other saws.
March 11, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great guide
love the thumb grip for holding it steady. Been using it to help cut hardee board and its producing fast, easy and straight edges its well worth the money
February 19, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Arrived quickly, quality looks good. I have not had a chance to use it yet.
February 16, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Absolutely love it and so simple to use
February 15, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bench Dog® Pro-Cut™ Portable Saw Guide
The Pro-Cut worked just the way I was hoping enabling me to a very good cut.
February 2, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It's great
Wonderful aid for those of us who are not super skilled with the circ saw! Looks like we are when we're done.
December 3, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool, only used it once so far.
August 12, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Works great
Richard B on Aug 18, 2019
Had one before and they do come in handy
THOMAS M on Feb 23, 2019
Works great
Richard B on Aug 18, 2019
I've been using various make do methods so I thought I'd upgrade.
John B on Apr 10, 2019
Had one before and they do come in handy
THOMAS M on Feb 23, 2019
Want to make some furniture and thought this is the best way to go
Donald M on Feb 23, 2019
Convenience of use and the size of this tool.
Tylen K on Feb 23, 2019
hope it works better than speed square
William L on Feb 20, 2019
Quick and accurate
mike m on Feb 18, 2019
Looks like something that would be VERY handy to have and use
Howard J on Feb 16, 2019
Looks pretty good
Malcolm L on Feb 15, 2019
Make a lot of finish crosscuts in the field. This will give me the accuracy when I need it.
Richard F on Feb 15, 2019
To make sure I can cut a straight line!
JAMES F on Feb 15, 2019
i do a lot of crosscutting im hoping this will make things faster and more accurate
richard j on Jan 29, 2019
looks like it would be handy
Mark S on Jan 29, 2019
I bought this tool because I want to see how it works without shaving off the surface up against the blade. It looks like the edge of the tool rubs the blade. I wanted to see if it does.
Susan C on Jan 28, 2019
This looks like a very handy tool
Jim H on Jan 28, 2019
on sale
Greg S on Jan 28, 2019
I have had a Bench Dog Portable Saw Guide for years and have used it many times - it is very useful. I am replacing it now because I broke it - my mistake.
Louis W on Jan 27, 2019
Looking for something new and this is what I need
Rusty on Jan 26, 2019
I like quick and easy
David S on Jan 26, 2019
it looks easier than using a rafter square to make accurate cuts
SkinnyTony on Jan 26, 2019
saves time
Darburt A on Jan 26, 2019
To see if it works better than a rafter square for deck building.
James C on Jan 24, 2019
for those times when a smaller guide could be used.
JERRY E on Jan 22, 2019
I always use a speed square but sometimes it moves. This looks like it will work better.
paul P on Jan 22, 2019
looks like it will be handy
john g on Jan 22, 2019
For my personal use in my shop. Don't use this type saw much, have too many other saws , but sale price made me have to have it.
Robert V on Jan 21, 2019
To save time
Marilyn G on Jan 16, 2019
Looks like it would be a nice addition to my tool set.
John P on Jan 15, 2019
Looks like something that will be helpful.
Jerry R on Jan 14, 2019
Nice tool to ensure accurate cuts with a hand held power saw.
Steve M on Jan 14, 2019
better accurate cuts
Charles R on Jan 13, 2019
Price and features
Joe S on Jan 13, 2019
Easier to use than holding a square.
John S on Jan 13, 2019
Need the help making straight freehand cuts with the circular saw.
Mike F on Jan 13, 2019
From the reviews I read, it seems to be the ideal item to use when using a light battery operated saw. Plus the price is right even if it doesn't meet my expectations.
Marie Cook E on Jan 12, 2019
looks like a easy way for straight crosscuts in wider or uneven boards
James H on Jan 12, 2019
Because I've looking for something like this for a long time
JC on Jan 12, 2019
Don’t use my two saws much, because they are to hard for me to set up for accurite cross cuts.
Ray L on Jan 12, 2019
Joe I on Jan 12, 2019
On sale and I currently use a speed square. This is hopefully better.
John F on Jan 12, 2019
Needed a guide for the cuts
Dennis N on Jan 1, 2019
My Husband told me to buy it!
Velma T on Aug 11, 2018
I needed a portable guide to use my circular saw as a stand in for a miter/chop saw
Nathaniel K on Apr 23, 2018
This cutoff jig does an excellent job guiding a portable circular saw.
Laura H on Dec 6, 2017
I think its a handy item
Paul L on Nov 1, 2017
Looks like the hands-on accessory I will use very often.
Roderich K on Sep 1, 2017
to try it out
Dan D on Aug 4, 2017
Looking for a device that will aide in cutting straight
Ronald W on Apr 9, 2017
Makes for quick work on cross cuts on the job.
DAVE R on Feb 8, 2017
Thomas C on Dec 23, 2016
I've been using various make do methods so I thought I'd upgrade.
John B on Apr 10, 2019
Want to make some furniture and thought this is the best way to go
Donald M on Feb 23, 2019
I have an older saw and the base is narrow. If I trim the Pro-cut, it will also cut off part of the stop on the underside that you hold against the piece you are cutting. It looks like about a half inch will be cut, would this still be okay to use?
Neal on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The guide is made to have a portion of it cut off. On a scrap piece of lumber put the guide in position and start your saw cut. A small amount of the guide will be cut off. That is how it should be as for future cuts you place the right hand edge of the guide on your mark and make the cut. It will work perfectly for you each and every time (unless you use a different saw than the one you trimmed the gage with. All saws different distances between the left side of their base and the "inside edge of the saw blade.)
I cannot see the backside of this to know if there is a hook or any structure that catches on the lumber you
are sawing to guarantee the cut is perfectly 90 degrees ? I dont want to have to line up every cut by eyeball
instead I want this to work like a regular carpenters square and give me automatic perfect 90 degree line.
Scott P on Oct 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is a catch on the backside. If I am just doing framing then I no longer bring my chop saw, this tool is fast and as accurate. I always keep an uncut spare too.
how does it fit my saw?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will need to trim the saw guide to fit your saw. You do this by placing the base plate of your saw up against raised rail on saw guide. As you start your saw and run along the edge of the raise rail, it trims the plastic to the correct width. After trimming, the saw guide will fit to that specific saw, but if you have other saws, they may not work with this saw guide.
What are the dimensions? How long is the guide edge?
Greg F on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I measured the guide, it is 11 7/16" long and it starts 2" behind the stop underneath which rests against the work piece, so it starts 2" behind the work piece itself. It is long enough for cross cutting a 2x12. I'll try to take a few more measurements of it next time I am in the shop.
I have a Porter Cable circular saw for LEFT handed folks like myself....I assume this will not work with my saw??????
Clyde B on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I tried using my left hand Milwaukee 18volt saw with the jig and could not see any way to make that combination work.
can it be clamped down - to the pc you are cutting?
r m on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe it could be clamped down although I don't know why you would want to. There is enough room on the handle side to apply a clamp.
What is the widest board for saw guide- 12”?
Oliver on Feb 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The instructions say to use a 2"x12" or similar board under the guide for the initial trimming of the guide to your saw's blade position. So, I would say that a nominal 12" board is doable. From the edge of the board to the end of the guiding edge is 9", so if the center of your blade is at that limit you are probably going to be cutting to a point roughly 3" beyond that. Any wider board runs the risk of losing the edge guide reference.
Will this work for a 7 1/2" saw with a left side blade?
Stephen M on Feb 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. Right side only.
I need to cut siding boards at one degree off 90 degrees (i.e. 89 degrees and 91 degrees). Is there flexibility in the saw guide to do this?
Bob S on May 18, 2018
What is the smallest width base plate that an be used? I have a Makita 3.5" trim saw with a narrow base plate.
Donti on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure as I usually use it with my 7 1/4" saw, but when I use it with my small Ryobi saw, I usually use it to draw a square line, then cut on the line.
Can you make a 45 degree miter cut with the Pro Cut guide?
Monte M on Jul 5, 2017
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