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Cutting a perfect 90°

What do all you guys use/suggest on cutting a perfect 90° angle?
I'm looking to upgrade and need some suggestions! Thanks!
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Id suggest a you use a carpenters square, and draw the cut lines on your material. From there i'd use a circular saw or jig saw with a clamp acting as an edge guide. A table saw would also work. And finally if you have a real steady hand and some free time, a powerful magnifying glass combined with the power of the sun : )
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What do all you guys use/suggest on cutting a perfect 90° angle?
I'm looking to upgrade and need some suggestions! Thanks!
What kind of 90° are you talking about?

Is it on the edge or on the dimension of a piece?

Lets say you want a piece that is 24" x16"x3/4" thick. Is the 90° on the 3/4" side or the 24x16 side?

You use completely different methods-depending on the cut.

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What kind of 90° are you talking about?

Is it on the edge or on the dimension of a piece?

Lets say you want a piece that is 24" x16"x3/4" thick. Is the 90° on the 3/4" side or the 24x16 side?

You use completely different methods-depending on the cut.
Both! Haha! I know a jointer will do the 3/4 inch side, but I think I'm more concerned about "24x16" cuts.
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Id suggest a you use a carpenters square, and draw the cut lines on your material. From there i'd use a circular saw or jig saw with a clamp acting as an edge guide. A table saw would also work. And finally if you have a real steady hand and some free time, a powerful magnifying glass combined with the power of the sun : )
Haha, I don't have that much time!! But the circular saw I have, maybe it's time to quit eyeballing it and buy a edge guide!
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Id suggest a you use a carpenters square, and draw the cut lines on your material. From there i'd use a circular saw or jig saw with a clamp acting as an edge guide. A table saw would also work. And finally if you have a real steady hand and some free time, a powerful magnifying glass combined with the power of the sun : )
I noticed in your coffee table thread there was an image of a nice, clamp on straight edge. Do you mind me asking where you bought that? I'd like to pick one up.
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I noticed in your coffee table thread there was an image of a nice, clamp on straight edge. Do you mind me asking where you bought that? I'd like to pick one up.
I use Pittsburg clamps from harborfreight.Com

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Pittsburgh - Item#66581

Your actually in luck because the 50 inch model is on sale for 19.99.

Having a 36 inch model might also be a good idea, for added versatility.

I'm very happy with them. They are inexpensive and get the job done.
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I use Pittsburg clamps from harborfreight.Com

Here:
Pittsburgh - Item#66581

Your actually in luck because the 50 inch model is on sale for 19.99.

Having a 36 inch model might also be a good idea, for added versatility.

I'm very happy with them. They are inexpensive and get the job done.
Thanks very much. I will swing by HF.

BTW - I also live in Anaheim.
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Thanks very much. I will swing by HF.

BTW - I also live in Anaheim.
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