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WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch

Item #149192
$42.99
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4.5

(13 reviews)

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Product Information:

The 50" Clamp Guide combines a rigid guide rail with an internal clamp eliminating the need for C-clamps or hold-downs. Use the clamp guide with your circular saw to cut sheet goods to a manageable size or guide your router for dadoes. A clamp guide is the perfect fence for your bandsaw, drill press or as an instant fence for your router table. The clamp guide is an extruded aluminum rail that acts as a tool guide while housing clamping components and also includes tape measure scales and integral T-track slots that allow the use of the Universal Base or shop-made guides and jigs.

  • 50" extruded aluminum clamp guide
  • Eliminates the need for C-clamps or hold-downs
  • Includes tape measure scales and integral T-track slots
  • Perfect fence for bandsaw, drill press, or router table
  • Use with circular saw to cut sheet goods or guide a router for dadoes
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.4

    (based on 13 reviews)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Accurate (8)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Ergonomic (4)
    • Compact (2)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)
    • Inaccurate (2)
    • Difficult to use (2)

    Best Uses

    • At home (8)
    • Minor projects (3)
    • Commercial (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)

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    5.0

    Handy and well built

    By  Mike

    from Eureka, IL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Good value
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    Used in combination with the universal router base. This made straightening edges very easy.

     
    5.0

    Great tool for many uses.

    By  Paul

    from Dubuque, Iowa

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commercial

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    This tool will be used for a variety of tasks by my staff. It will lead to better end results for their tasks.

     
    5.0

    Very Satisfied

    By  Don

    from MA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    It works very well. I also bought the guide for my router. It makes the cuts very fast and accurate. I am very pleased with it.

     
    5.0

    Great value for the price

    By  John D

    from Columbia SC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    Great guide

     
    4.0

    Never knew what I was missing!

    By  Juicegoose

    from Houston TX

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    Over the weekend I started building some simple utility room cabinets. I tried unsuccessfully to break down some sheets of ply with my cirular saw and a long straightedge. After lost battle I decided to buy this guide the next day. Let me tell you what the guide and plate that your saw or router mounts to are amazing. I didn't notice any deflection at all and the piece of mind in knowing that where you clamp the guide is how straight your cut will be is priceless.

     
    5.0

    Straight edge clamp

    By  Buck

    from Spring, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere you need a guide
    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    Bought the product since I own the Circular saw/ Router plate that rides on the guide. Great for accurate cutting of wide material.

     
    2.0

    Not great...

    By  Cholly

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Seems straight enough

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy
    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

    • For rough sizing only

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    The ruler tape falls out if you don't glue it in place. The optional carriage bracket for the saw or router bogs down, and wanders around, so accuracy is a real problem. There is no way to put two 50" guides together in order to cut a sheet lengthwise. Packaged poorly for shipment by Woodcraft, with no padding on the ends to cushion the shock.

     
    3.0

    Not bad, but could be better...

    By  Uncle C.

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Ergonomic Design
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy
    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

    • Short pieces

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    The clamp itself is not bad, although the measuring scale simply falls out the end, so I had to put rubber cement on it. It is disappointing to me, however that you cannot rig two of these together to make one long enough to do full sheets lengthwise (like you can with only the guide rails), and there is not a 100" model available, either. The unit comes with no instructions whatsoever. Also, the guide plate assembly that you mount your tools on is very iffy (see my review for it on that listing). [...]

     
    5.0

    nice and solid

    By  bobc

    from Durham, NH

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

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    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    This works! After having read about others deflecting sideways which make them worthless, I picked this one up. Clamped on a 48" table top, I measured a 1/32" deflection but it took 10 pounds of sideways pressure to get it there. I can't think of a situation when I'll put that much sideways force on this clamp. The width of the clamp is 2-1/8". Reviews of other bar clamps indicate that the flex in theirs comes from a narrower width. There is a little bit of sideways jiggle on the end opposite the handle but it's less than 1/64" I'm happy with this as it clamps solidly. It does leave some marks on the solid rod underneath that the pads clamp to but it doesn't gouge it out and chew it up that could lead to problems in the future.

     
    4.0

    50 Inch Clamp Guide

    By  NHTOME

    from Southport, Maine

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Minor Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamp Guide, 50 inch :

    This is an easy to use accurate tool which works much better and efficent than the old clamp method. One concern is the long term durability of the plastic clamping mechanism. I would pay more for a more durable metal clamp or replacement parts sold with the tool.

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