Yeah I remember that. I think today they can improve the precision, maybe making it work to within .1° movements.
It's just thought, I mean I can drag the sheet to saw horse's, chalk a line and cut so really my idea for what amounts to a huge sliding miter saw table would be a luxury.
Say someone has to make cuts on 100 full 4x8 sheets in 4 hours and every single cut was either 90, a 45, a rip, a 22.5 just a mess of all different angles, even angles from corner to corner on a full 4x8 which would be 108" cut.
I envision being able to toss on a full sheet and making these cuts simply by rotating the track(or the miter mechanism that the track attaches to) so that it clicks in at any angle we want. The ply wood have to be able to be slide back and forth laterally and any other method to allow us to start the cut anywhere along the 96" length of the plywood. And again cut any angle from ripping a sheet 96" lengthwise to cross cutting 48" and any angle in between in .1° increments for a full sheet. We load sheet, adjust starting point of cut, lock in angle,run the saw across the track, cut, pull ply off and reload, line up the ply start edge, rotate to your angle, lock it in and cut again, etc etc.
For me this would be the ultimate plywood worktable. How would we design it, not sure, but those aluminum siding set ups saw I was linking to might be a good start.
Last edited by dovetail_65; 09-22-2017 at 08:35 PM.