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Angle Jig for HR Saw

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  • Angle Jig for HR Saw

    I made a jig to help make compound angle cuts easily on a brick saw, specifically the HR model. I've seen several jigs made out of two pieces of wood joined by a piano hinge (it an be opened like a book) and placed on the saw platform to make the cuts. I didn't like it for two reasons. 1. the jig was to thick. It raised the brick more than an inch above the platform. I would have to release the saw into it's chop saw position. That could require two cuts to complete the brick' and potentially be less stable. That concerned me. It takes two cuts that should be accomplished with one. Twice the work. 2. I wanted the jig to be waterproof.

    My humble solution was to buy 2 two thin plastic cutting boards from Walmart. They were $0.99 a piece. For a backstop, and adjustable horizontal feature, I attached a short 3/4 inch length of aluminum angle using an 8/32 bolt on one side of the board (the pivot point) and secured it on the other end with a small c clamp from Harbor Freight. I marked the cutting boards at 4.5 inches, or the width of a fire brick, and at 6 inches where I positioned the bolts for the vertical angle. I used 1/4-20 bolts with a standard nut on the bottom, and a wing nut on the top. It works out well for very fine height adjustments.

    These work well if you are trying to reduce the vertical gap as you go up in the courses (the inverted "V") and reduce the amount of mortar needed in the vertical space at the back of the brick. As you get up in the higher courses, the horizontal angle decreases to zero, while the vertical angle increases quickly. These jigs help to make the cuts on sequential brick uniform. However, you may still need to trim bricks with an angle grinder. The dome just doesn't seem to cooperate!

    Best of luck.
    3/4 inch aluminum angle for a stop.  Small bolt on the left side, a small c clamp to set the angle bolts are lengthen beneath the board to set the vertical angle. Side by side look at the left and right jigs.  Of course, you would only use one at a time.

  • #2
    Thank you cbailey! I've been looking at various designs and really like your use of the plastic cutting boards vs. wood or steel. Thanks for sharing this method for compound angle cuts.


    • #3
      Hello Oceanrover. Iím glad you found it useful. It worked exremely well for me. I hope it does for you as well.