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This is a unique tool for cutting accurate scarf joints in plywood up to 3/8" thick. Attaches easily to most circular saws and is simple to remove. The West System 875 Scarffer was designed by Gougeon Brothers, so you know it's not only a quality and useful tool, but also tailor made for use in marine construction.

Reviews for WEST System Scarffer

7 of 7 Reviews

August 9, 2021

Thank you well worth it
By Mark Gray from Norton Mass

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Used in plywood boat building as one example.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 8, 2021

Yes
By River shop guy from Sparta TN

Spent a lot of time dialing in the jig. Setting the saw blade to 7.5 degrees wasn't even close. Had to add a 3/4" plywood underneath the cuts for support because the 1/4" ply was bending at 3 1/2". This caused the blade guard to be removed, but no worries, the blade was buried in the ply. Many cuts later it dialed in fo a perfect scarf at 2 1/8". Now ready to build😎

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 30, 2013

Great tool but requires skill to setup a
By RoscoeP from Portsmouth, NH

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I bought the West System scraffer after trying to use a hand plane to scraf joints in plywood. I just wasn't happy with the results I was getting using the hand plane. After a few practice runs using the West Systems Scraffer I was able to make nice clean, consistent scrafs. You do have to carefully mount and clamp the plywood to a sturdy work surface or table as described in the owner's manual. Once setup it takes less than a minute to make a quality scraf cut. The thing that gave me the most trouble with the West System scraffer was mounting it to my skill saw. It requires drilling five holes into the saw's base plate. I found clamping and drilling the new mounting holes difficult and tedious.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 9, 2013

Scarffer - GREAT product
By RestHarrow from Fletcher, VT

I used this to scarf 3/8" plywood to make 2'x16' pieces for planking. Once set up it was extremely easy to use. It was quick. And, most importantly it made a PERFECT scarf that required no additional work. I tell my friends it is the best tool I have for it's intended purpose.

Finished Plywood Scarfs
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 6, 2013

Takes patience and practice
By Hank from Western PA

Pre drilled holes in scarfing unit did not match the base plate of the Milwaukee circular saw making the unit fussy to install. Scarf cuts seem to be reasonably accurate though the addition of the guide makes the assembly very heavy. New users should practice before making cuts on expensive marine grade plywood. Also, a carbide tipped finish quality blade should be used.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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February 26, 2010

Good product - but instructions correct?
By John from Orange County, CA

The setup instructions may be in error. The recommended blade angle and clearance were not eve close (I needed 0 degrees and near 0 clearance for an 8:1 scarf.), but after some experimentation, I got near perfect results.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 15, 2008

A very handle tool
By Taylor72 from Wrentham, MA

This tool or jig really simplifies cutting a tricky joint. All you need is a standard skill saw and this unit and you are good to go. A long scarf makes for a super strong glued joint.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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