Following this question What tools do I need to make a straight cut in laminated chipboard? , I bought a circular saw.
So far, I used it to make long straight cuts which didn't require high precision for the absolute positioning and it's working great.
The lengths involved in this question are not greater than one meter for the rectangle I would like to cut.
I would like to use the circular saw to make two identical rectangles from a larger piece of wood. The dimensions of the rectangles do not need to be precise, they should just be equal. My first attempts have not been successful, and I had these problems (formulated as questions for a better fit here)
- How to improve absolute positioning of the blade ?
- How to duplicate a rectangle ?
- How to ensure that a piece of wood is rectangular ?
Is there a way to do this without a table saw ?
I have a few ideas of jigs in mind, but looking at a table saw, everything I have thought of would be easily done with a table saw, and everything I could build would probably not be precise enough to be useful.
Even by cutting the pieces that need to have the same dimensions together, in the end there is always a little difference between them, because the cut is not following a perfect line, the edge is not perfectly linear, my guide is not perfectly aligned, and so on..
I also think having them cut at the shop would solve all these problems.