Demo video for the Carter Accu-Right Circle Cutter

January 9, 20156 Comments

While I’m still working on getting the first of the videos prepared for “Madison’s Dresser” I thought I’d share a recent product demo video I produced for the fine folks over at Highland Woodworking.

In the video I had an opportunity to try out and show what you can do with the Carter Accu-Right Circle Cutter. According to it’s description:

“The Accu-Right Circle Cutter by Carter Products lets you cut consistent and accurate circles with your band saw. The extruded aluminum jig lets you cut circles from as small as 2 inches up to 4 feet in diameter (w/ proper side stock support). The jig clamps easily to most band saw tables and provides the ability to set a radius anywhere along the clearly marked tape readout. Simply mark the center of your circle diameter with a nail punch, slip onto the centering pin of the sliding pivot plate and you’re ready to cut a perfect circle.”

In the video it appears as if the circle I cut was left with a jagged edge, and it was, but that had nothing to do with the jig and everything to do with the blade and materials. Specifically I was using a resaw style blade with 3-4tpi on some less than ideal plywood which practically splintered when I looked at it.

Overall, I think it’s a great jig and will be using it in plenty of projects further down the road. Thanks Highland for letting me try it out!

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  1. Bob DV says:

    Matt,

    How much support does the jig give? It looks like nothing more than a thin bar that sticks out from the table. I’ve been looking at jigs, manufactured and DIY. I hope to do table tops, plywood 24-32 inches in diameter. Would this jig do it?

    • Matt says:

      Bob,

      Surprisingly that little arm does a good job supporting material that extends out from the cutting action. But for peace of mind, I would probably still support it with a stand of some sort.

      I know it won’t detach from the band saw table, but because it can cut circles up to 4 feet in diameter I would hate for it deflect even a small amount, possibly leaving a slight chamfer where I wouldn’t want it.

  2. Denny Rice says:

    Matt,

    Very cool jig. I have been in the market for a good circle cutting jig for awhile now. The one I own now I made from the plans that Norm created on The New Yankee Workshop. I’ve had it for quite awhile now but its pretty beat up and its time for my homemade jig to hit the trash can. Thanks for the video.

    • Matt says:

      It’s hard to let a good jig go, but this is a nice option! While the price might seem steep to most its versatility, ease of use, and accuracy that make it worth the money.

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