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Empire 98-In. Professional Cutting Guide

Model # E902|Store SKU # 1000812456

Overview

Model # E902 Store SKU # 1000812456

The Empire 98 in. Cutting Guide has 2 extruded aluminum guides with an easy-on connector plate for quick assembly and quick storage. It is best used with circular saws, routers, jig saws and utility knives to maximize accurate and safe cuts over 8 ft.

  1. Aluminum guide rails
  1. Extendable to 98 inches
  1. Quick to assemble
  1. Made in U.S.A.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
52.13
Assembled Height (in inches)
4
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
3.50
Assembled Width (in inches)
2.63
Packaged Depth (in inches)
3.5
Packaged Height (in inches)
52
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
3.69
Packaged Width (in inches)
3

Details

Country of Origin
US-United States
Number of Pieces in Set
1
Number of Pieces in Set
1
Types of Squares
Drywall Square

Warranty / Certifications

Empire products are warranted to be free from imperfections in materials and workmanship. If you have a problem with your Empire product, return it to the place of purchase for replacement under warranty. Abuse voids the warranty.
98-In. Professional Cutting GuideEmpire 98-In. Professional Cutting GuideThe Empire 98 in. Cutting Guide has 2 extruded aluminum guides with an easy-on connector plate for quick assembly and quick storage. It is best used with circular saws, routers, jig saws and utility knives to maximize accurate and safe cuts over 8 ft.
Empire
1000812456
CAD54.982022-05-28
The Home Depot Canada
98-In. Professional Cutting Guide is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 266.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very flimsy. Not able to use. Had a 1/4" bow.... Very flimsy. Not able to use. Had a 1/4" bow.
Date published: 2022-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad for the price. Would rather have had a single extruded piece 8` long, but the two pieces of this fit together pretty tightly. The edge produced was straight enough for my purpose (cutting the crown off of some long boards). Pretty light weight so needs lots of clamps to keep it from bending or wobbling when running a saw next to it. I'm going to leave the pieces connected and try to find a safe place in the shop for it - I think taking it apart after use would cause the straightness to decline over time.
Date published: 2022-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as a saw guide on long cuts..It is also... Great as a saw guide on long cuts..It is also good for the layout of large areas.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm too cheap to buy a track saw rn, and... I'm too cheap to buy a track saw rn, and at $25, this is the next best thing. I just cut 2" thick slab of walnut into a fairly-perfect dining table last weekend with this thing. I'm impressed with how this guide performed. One point of caution: When used at full length, the center is likely to bow inward as you push the saw against it. This is because these aluminum rail is thinner than a track saw and does flex slightly. Simple solution: Anchor the center of the guides by sticking masking tape on the workpiece under the center of the guide, then gluing the guide to the masking tape with a dab of hot glue. This stops any flex pretty well.
Date published: 2022-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from When the cutting guide is extended to the full length,... When the cutting guide is extended to the full length, it has a tendency to bow in the middle with too much pressure. It should have a longer connector in the middle for added support.
Date published: 2022-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is all you need for perfect cut... This is all you need for perfect cut
Date published: 2022-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeping it straight This is a good quality product, however, I have an older version model 900 and thought this was the same unit with an updated model #. The intent was to mount them together for a very long straight edge. Thus, I returned it as I surely did not wish to purchase two sets of this model. Do keep this in mind if you may need something longer than 8 feet
Date published: 2022-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not truly straight when the full length is used, so... Not truly straight when the full length is used, so cuts aren't straight.
Date published: 2022-04-05
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It looks like there is some flexing at the connection. Is it flexing up and down or laterally?

It looks like there is some flexing at the connection. Is it flexing up and down or laterally?
Asked by: Joey
The connection is the weak point for sure. To counteract this you need to clamp a piece of scrap perpendicular to the guide at the middle. I use a level to make it straight then adjust the scrap board to the proper location and clamp it.
Answered by: Treeguy
Date published: 2022-03-15

Can this be used with 1/4 inch plywood?

Asked by: Mike
Yes
Answered by: babbott
Date published: 2021-01-27

If i buy two of the straight edge kits ,can i connect three 4 ft sections together with the provided hardware.

Asked by: maint320
I'm sorry at first I misread your question yes it is possible to add three sections together with the material given
Answered by: Timmer
Date published: 2021-01-17

How thick is this saw guide?

Asked by: jdBees
The main plate is about 3 in wide and 3/16 thick on The cutting edge there's a lip that's at least a quarter inch tall it's very comfortable to use and with a little pressure pushing against the guide you get a perfect cut every time
Answered by: Timmer
Date published: 2021-01-17

why don't you put instructions in with your wonderful Empire Guide as how to use it or have a vid...

why don't you put instructions in with your wonderful Empire Guide as how to use it or have a video on the internet like every other tool manufacturer? I have two long pieces a short piece and few screws, what do I do with them, If you have instructions or better yet a video, it would be greatly appreciated, i'm not a robot!!!!
Asked by: Bill
The tool is very simplistic smaller piece slides onto each of the larger pieces to make it into an extension the set screws go in the little holes on the small piece to hold it true work so much better than the $200 slide guides for the price
Answered by: Timmer
Date published: 2021-01-17

Why no directions

Very irritating lol
Asked by: Marc
It's a very basic tool just like a level the smaller piece slides on top of each of the larger pieces to make it longer the screws are set screws to set it in place so nothing flexes or moves for the simplicity it works great
Answered by: Timmer
Date published: 2021-01-17

My Empire guide that i ordered online didn't come with the handle included in the picture. What did I get?

Asked by: KCB
You received a plane straight edge there shouldn't be a handle on it anyway a handle would just get in the way of the saw just run your saw tight against the higher edge of the straight edge makes perfect cuts every time
Answered by: Timmer
Date published: 2021-01-17

What is the minimum width this guide can rip and will it work with my riobi circular saw

Asked by: Lex
You can cut any length with it the straight edge can overhang your piece with the 98 inch you can cut up to 8 ft and it works with any saw there's no guide plate for the saw to sit on just hold the edge of your saw tight to the straight edge makes it perfect cut every time
Answered by: Timmer
Date published: 2021-01-17
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