|Part Number||E. -5091|
|Item Weight||6.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.8 x 1.9 x 64 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||U-54|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
All in One Clamp U-54 54-Inch Ultra Wide Grip Clamp with Double T-Track
|Price:||$67.11 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- No more C-clamping with a self-clamping straight edge to guide your power tools for truly straight cuts
- Aluminum extrusion is extra wide for rigidity over the 54 inch length
- Raised T-tracks accept A, Twin, and Ultra series Saw Plate, Router Plate and Stop Block but will not work with Contractor series accessories
- Nylon jaws hold work piece securely and are predrilled for accessory Wide Jaws and Tall Jaws
- Make cross cuts on 4 foot by 8 foot stock
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This guide absolutely does not bow to the side as you rip. You can press the base plate of your circular saw tight against the side of this guide and rip away. For the first time I can rip a full 8' sheet of plywood and the cut is consistent width the full length. This is virtually impossible to do with cheaper guides like the thin-gauge, two-piece one from Johnson.
This guide has two t-slot tracks as well so you can design jigs and stops to attach to the guide. I purchased the optional 9"x12" HDPE saw plate for circular saws that runs in the T-track of the guide but I haven't used it yet. I don't know if I will ever have the need to. If the guide doesn't bow sideways, and believe me, this one doesn't, you can get a straight cut without the need of linking your circular saw to the guide with the optional plate.
The guide has slots that allow you to insert optional ruled scales (SAE or metric). However, I have purchased these and they are no good. The measuring scale is made of thin plastic laminated on paper and is off by 1/8" within 48". See my review for the "All in One Clamp I-50 50" Scale (English)" product. This applies to all the E. Emerson all in one measurement scales that I have purchased. However, the extra wide surface between the T-slots on the Ultra Wide clamp leaves plenty of room to add a quality adhesive backed measurement tape such as those sold for table saw rip fence rails.Read more ›
Expect that in the typical dusty environment that the clamping mechanism may have to be cleaned. The length of the clamping stroke is short but is long enough for the job at hand. It is obvious from the comments from neophytes that they weren't able to easily remove the slack. Complaints that you need a square are puzzling; if the panel starts square and you cut a parallel line, aren't both parts square? Lastly, this tool does not have divine origins: after you cut a piece you measure the result to quickly identify problems, not wait until all components are being assembled.
I used this to cut prefabricated countertop material where the cut edge would be exposed and any out of square issues would scrap a panel. It worked flawlessly. The only scrap panel was caused by "pilot error".
One thing, the additional price for the ultrawide clamps is worth it. Also I found that set up with a accurate 48" scale was far more accurate than a measuring tape and much easier on the eyes. Lastly while I used the black plastic saw guide with success, the UHMW guide for the "Boomer Red" clamp also sold by Amazon looks like a better design.
Likewise, it's not easy getting the thing to slide away from the workpiece when you release the clamp (I usually pull the whole clamp off the workpiece and flip it over in order to readjust the clamp).
Something that didnt occur to me to check was the clearance underneath my circular saw motor housing. My Bosch has less than 1/2" of clearance and so it does not clear the straight edge - meaning that I can only use this saw to make cuts with the narrow edge of the saw plate against the straight edge, which can be a little unstable on trim cuts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product!! I purchased this as a gift for my husband who decided to build all of our kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M&M from Minnesota
These are good and straight. Makes ripping plywood much easier and straighter. Medium to high durability so far.Published 20 months ago by Matt W.
I have had the 99 inch version of this clamp for a long time, but it is a pain to use for cross cuts on plywood. I should have gotten the shorter version years ago! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michael J. Casteel
This is an ok clamp but its tough for me to get used to working the under lever for adjusting the width of material that you work on. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Patrick Walls
clamp has adequate clamping force.
clamp tends to square itself - I double check square and rarely need to do any adjusting.