Has anybody tried this product? It's $20 at my local Lowes.
Looks like you just stick your board into the appropriate slot, put a
foot on it, and cut.
I handled one at Lowes and it seems sturdy enough.
Might be awkward to hold a speed square on the board while trying to
stand on it though.
Looks like a cool little tool that would work great.
Most framers aren't using a square to make cuts. Square the front of the
saw base to the board and keep it square. When I'm on a roll, I can keep
it within a degree. Add a pencil line and... well sheesh, who can't keep
a blade on a pencil line?
The seasoned framers hold the board with one hand and cut with the other
and keep it dead on.... or at least dead enough for framing.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
If you had your hand on the board to hold the speed square, you
wouldn't need your foot on it, too.
It looks handy, but would probably scar both faces of the board you
put in it. In landscape/construction framing, that's not a problem.
I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during
my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Count Diodati, 1807
I guess that would depend on how much you were cutting off.
With no foot holding the board down behind the device, pressure in
front of the device could cause the cutting end board to move
Obviously with a long heavy board and a short cutoff, this might not
be a issue.
I watched a few videos, including an australian version (TimerLok) and
all cuts appear to be freehand i.e. no use of a speed square.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.