Clever Crosscut Adaptor
Breaking down sheet goods and trimming doors is easier with the GRS-16 Guide Rail Square.
Track saws are back- and labor-savers, but getting a perfectly square cut requires extra time-wasting measurements or using another tool to square the track to an edge. The GRS-16 Guide Rail Square from TSO Products ($160) clips onto your track-saw track and locks on with a draw catch, creating a 90° fence for faster and more accurate crosscuts and rips.
The tool is made from anodized aluminum and can be positioned anywhere on the track.
I primarily use the GRS-16 when breaking down sheet goods, but it’s also good for trimming doors. I use mine in the shop and store it on my cutting table (see “Make a Sturdy Shop Table,” FHB #292), but it’s also easy to keep in a truck because it’s small and lightweight.
I bought one as soon as it came on the market and I couldn’t be happier. It fits on both my Festool and Makita track-saw tracks, and the manufacturer says it fits Triton’s tracks too. The company also makes other useful track-saw accessories, including adjustable stops for repeat cuts and track connectors that don’t require a straightedge.
Peter Polcyn, a furniture and cabinet maker and the owner of Rail and Stile Custom Woodworks in Seguin, Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of TSO Products
From Fine Homebuilding #294