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Circle Cutting Jig for Band Saws - Free Woodworking Plans

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Build a Circle Cutting Jig
Making Circular Cuts with Circle Cutting Jig

A Circle Cut with Circle Cutting Jig

(c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.
Numerous woodworking projects, such as round table tops or archways call for precise, rounded cuts, the kind that cannot be consistently cut by eye with a band saw or jigsaw. To cut precise circular shapes would require a jig for a band saw or router.

In this set of free woodworking plans, we walk you through, step-by-step, the process of building and using a circle cutting jig for the band saw. While router-based jigs can be useful for this process, I find band saw circle cutting jigs like this one to be easier to use. This jig is very simple, but extremely effective; other similar, more complex jigs can be built for this purpose, but few are as effective.

Difficulty Level
  • Woodworking: Easy
  • Finishing: None

  • Time to Complete
  • 30 Minutes

  • Recommended Tools
  • Band Saw
  • Power Drill
  • Circular Saw

  • Materials Needed
  • 1 - 2'x 4' Piece of 1/2" or 3/4" Plywood
  • 1 - 2x4 x 8'
  • 1 - 1x2 x 4'
  • 2 - Utility Hinges (Optional)
  • 4 Large Spring Clamps
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • 4d Finish Nails
  • Straight Edge

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