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I have a Bosch Colt with the tilt base. I need to make all sorts of cuts, often at unconventioanl angles. What is the best procedure to get the base tilted as accurately as possible to the desired angle?

I have both a Beall TiltBox and a protractor from Lowes. The protractor looks like this:



Thanks in advance.

. . . and now a little background on my question . . . I was trying to get a 7.5 degree angle on a piece of wood . . . . I fixed a straight bit and got it to 7.50 with the tilt box . . . then I made some cuts, then I bought the protractor . . . . I measured and it was more like 9.5 to 10.0, can't tell exactly . . . then I pulled the tilt box out and measured the angle of the cut, and I also got like 9.8 . . . something isn't right.

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OK, I messed up and used the wrong image in the post above. The protractor I have is a "180į Ground Stainless Steel Protractor". A quick search on the web will bring up the item.

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