On this page, we present a jig that allows you to cut slats//laths quickly and easily into same-length pieces using a hand saw.

Sizing board jig for crosscut is used for cutting larger number of some work pieces to the same length. Jigs are a large class of hand tools used in woodworking, metalworking and other crafts and serves as helping tools to hold the working piece and to guide a tool.


Sizing board jig for crosscut plan
Project type
Project difficulty
Simple, requires precision
Skill level
for advanced beginners
for DIY enthusiasts
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Applied woodworking joints

254mm (10'') x 508mm (20'') x 134mm (5.28'')


Exploded view and parts list
Sizing board jig for crosscut - Parts list
Sizing board jig for crosscut - Assembly drawing


The jig consists of a stop block that needs to be positioned on the fence part so that the distance from it to the slit on the fence part is equal to the length to which you want the pieces to be cut. The jig is quite easy to use, and in the first picture in our plan you can see how. This sizing board jig for crosscut is of a very simple construction and it can be made easily and quickly. So, if you happen to be in need for a jig like this in your amateur workshop, feel free to make one according to our plan. Of course, you can use the plan only for information and as an idea, and eventually tailor the jig construction to your specific needs based on it.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan