Magnetic Saw Guide

Magnetic Saw Guide


U.S. Patent 7,249,552

      The Magnetic Saw Guide is a woodworking tool designed by Steve Hines to help cabinetmakers and home woodworkers make clean cuts at compound angles using a handsaw.  


      No need to carry a miter box, special saws or electrical power.  The Magnetic Saw Guide sets up in seconds without tools, and uses your existing hand saw to make clean cuts at compound angles.  The Magnetic Saw Guide is compact and rugged and folds flat for storage.  

To use the Magnetic Saw Guide:

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Set the miter angle and tighten with the black knob.  Clamp saw guide to the wood keeping the miter plate square with the wood.

Set the bevel angle from -45° to +45°, using the scale on the hinge.  Tighten it with the side handle.  Let a hand saw snap against the rollers.

      The magnet grabs the saw making a satisfying ‘snap’ against the rollers, allowing a natural sawing motion.  The magnet is recessed slightly below the plane of the saw, so there is no scraping.  Once the user gets the feel for the sawing plane, the saw guide exerts no noticeable constraints on the sawing motion, but continues to guide the saw to provide a clean cut at the desired compound angle.  A “V” groove on the bottom of the guide aligns the Magnetic Saw Guide to dowels, railings and other round stock.

      Keep a HinesLab Magnetic Saw Guide in your tool box for that next picnic table or Spruce Goose.  


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Hines’ original notebook entries.



  • It far exceeds the quality and precision of any product I could make myself and perfectly fills a specific niche in my workshop.  It’s … a shame it isn’t available as a retail product, far greater quality than most other products of it’s kind”,  Jonathan Potter, Feb. 28, 2019
  • we have been searching for a magnetic saw guide exactly like yours but could not find any except yours!  How can we procure two of these perfect tools?“,  Hans Schepker, Nov. 21, 2018
  • I would like to know if you have any for sale?  It is a great idea!“,  July 16, 2018, Randy Burnsworth
  • Your magnetic saw guide is just the tool for me.”  Michel Maves,  May 25, 2018
  • Hi, may I purchase a saw guide?“, Michael Berenson,  April 10, 2018
  • Are these magnetic saw guide’s available on the market somewhere?”  “That saw guide would have been a nice addition to the tool box”,  Bill Durbrow, Nov. 22, 2016
  • where I can buy the magnetic Saw guide? How much is the price?“,  Rafael Pazdykiewicz, August 30, 2015
  • your Magnetic Saw Guide, I think this is a fantastic idea“,  Javier Corral, Aug. 4, 2014
  • Saw your site for the magnetic saw guide.  Great design.  Where can I purchase?”  Chis Carson, July 9, 2014
  • “It was clever then and it’s clever now.“, Paul Doering, Feb. 27, 2014
  • How can a person purchase one of your magnetic saw guides?“, Steve Tanner, Feb. 25, 2014
  • As a cabientmaker i’m interested in buying your nice design of the magnetic saw guide.“, Laurence De Saegher, May 27, 2013
  • How do I place an order for your magnetic saw guide?“, Richard Remarry, March 28, 2013
  • Was wondering if the saw guides are avaiable for sale.”  “Sounds like a business opportunity?“, Bob Kelly, Nov. 19, 2012
  • I am interested in your magnetic Saw Guide.“, Stephen Collins, Aug. 24, 2012
  • I love your invention of Magnetic Saw Guide“, Saeideh Omid, Aug. 18, 2009
  • I’m interested in the magnetic hand saw guide from your web site.  Can you tell me the price and where I might purchase one.“, Steve McLane, Oct. 3, 2005
  • Where can I buy the magnetic saw guide?“, Oleg Vitenko, June 23, 2005


Woodworking-tool manufacturers:

      Please take note of the interest in this device.   HinesLab is actively seeking licensees to commercialize this patented technology.  This is not a product being offered for sale to end users.  To discuss licensing, please contact Steve Hines at:

Glendale, California, USA
ph. 818-507-5812