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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-18-2016, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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You know I never would have thought of doing it this way . I tried lining up the blade with a square and could never get it right , so I'm going to try this to set up my miter saw


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Looks like it should work.

And, of course, I did it different. Hehehe
With my saw the table was just a tad off. Easy fix. I did use a square to line the blade up with the fence after I set the table where I wanted it, wasn't worried about it being 100%, just very close, because then I used JB Weld to make sure the table didn't move - was only interested in straight cuts. Then I tossed the saw fence. Made a new fence with a chunk of 2X4, and plywood to raise the top of the table. This gave me a very straight cut when I adjusted my 2X4 fence, and raising the table top gave me a wider cut. It wound up making a cut almost 8", and if I'd raised it a bit more would have been able to make cuts almost 10" wide. Sadly, later on the motor started smoking badly. Next time got a slider, big mistake, my wood fence wouldn't fit it, didn't like it anyway, and later sold it. So, now need to get the initiative to make a new fence, this time a bit higher.

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Good idea, Rick. As Theo said looks like it should work.

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That is a good idea.

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I use a strip of 0.25" MDF and double stick tape. I cut through the MDF then remove one side so I have a good place to register my square when I set the fence.

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This is a good one Rick. I have it saved now. And Mike: I like your idea that gives a positive stop to butt the square against. Thanks to both of you.

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Great idea...thanks for sharing, Rick...

Squares against the end result instead of the potential of blade deflection...

Because I carry mine around a lot I check it often...this will make that job easier...I normally cut a piece of wood and measure that...

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Mike I like your way even more. Good job.

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Thanks for sharing the good video. I'm going to the shop and see what is adjustable on my saw. I have some projects on the clipboard and I should check my band saw and chop saw. Had a time getting the TS blade to 90 degrees. I found the mark on the front of the cabinet is hard to zero.......so I skipped relying on it and use a square to set the blade.
BTW, I don't recommend touching the blade while the cord is plugged in. Just my idea as Murphy's Law is still valid after all these years.

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I use a strip of 0.25" MDF and double stick tape. I cut through the MDF then remove one side so I have a good place to register my square when I set the fence.
Mike I'm liking your idea .
I'm wondering if I clamp a piece of mdf to the table , slice it and then put the square against the secured piece and the fence to calibrate it
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