How to make a 90 degree magnetic hand saw guide.

I’ve been doing a lot of hand tool work lately, and I wanted a way to easily make square cuts on small workpieces. This 90° Magnetic Hand Saw Guide really did the trick.

You can find an in-depth build article on this 90° Magnetic Hand Saw Guide here. And below is a 3D model and quick build article about the saw guide that I made in the video.

The 3D Model

This 3D model or set of plans should help you understand all of the pieces and their dimensions.

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The Build

This is a quick, down and dirty build article for the magnetic saw guide. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about it.

Alright, let’s build this thing.

Mark out for the cut on your saw reference fence.

Mark out for the cut on your saw reference fence.

Cut your saw reference fence.

Cut your saw reference fence.

Mark out your work piece reference fence.

Mark out your work piece reference fence.

Cut your work piece reference fence.

Cut your work piece reference fence.

put your pieces in the moxon vise so you can plane them straight, square and smooth.

put your pieces in the moxon vise so you can plane them straight, square and smooth.

Plane your saw reference fence.

Plane your saw reference fence.

Plane your work piece reference fence.

Plane your work piece reference fence.

Drill out your holes for the magnets.

Drill out your holes for the magnets.

Put CA glue in the magnet holes.

Put CA glue in the magnet holes.

Drop in the magnets.

Drop in the magnets.

Spray the CA glue activator.

Spray the CA glue activator.

Hold the fences together with a clamp, check for square and get ready to attach them together.

Hold the fences together with a clamp, check for square and get ready to attach them together.

Predrill and counter sink a hole for a screw.

Predrill and counter sink a hole for a screw.

Drive your screw in to attach the two fences. This and the stop above are repeated for a total of 3 screws attaching the fences.

Drive your screw in to attach the two fences. This and the stop above are repeated for a total of 3 screws attaching the fences.

Line it up on your work piece.

Line it up on your work piece.

Make your first cut.

Make your first cut.

Check for square. And you're done! You have a 90 degree magnetic saw guide!

Check for square. And you’re done! You have a 90 degree magnetic saw guide!

And that’s it, you’ve made your own 90 degree magnetic saw guide. Thanks for checking this out! Don’t forget to let me know if you have any questions down in the comments.

I’ll see ya on the next one.

— Adam

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