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This is not directly a routing question, except that it causes a problem when I try to route Rail ends. My ProTech Contractors series Miter saw is not cutting a true angle cut, be it 45 or 90. Which throws my rail ends off. I can not find an adjustment to the saw angle. It locks at different setting. but they are all slightly off true. I can set it for true, and lock it down, but while using it, it will vibrate into the lock position slot and I don't know it until I attempt to fit two pieces. I have the table apart but can not find an adjustment to it. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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David I am not able to help with your inquiry but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will be along to help with your problem.

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I wish I could see a photo as my makita was not true either . I'm referring to turning the assembly on the table for a 45 or 90 , not bending the blade over .
The fence on my saw has bolts and I loosened them and moved the fence itself till I got a true 90 . Sorry if yours is different

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I agree with Rick... loosen mounting bolts and align the fence true.

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Default Fence adjustment rather then adjusting the blade.

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I wish I could see a photo as my makita was not true either . I'm referring to turning the assembly on the table for a 45 or 90 , not bending the blade over .
The fence on my saw has bolts and I loosened them and moved the fence itself till I got a true 90 . Sorry if yours is different
That sounds like a great idea. I'll check it out as soon as I finish a list of "Honey Dos".
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I agree with Rick... loosen mounting bolts and align the fence true.
I'll let you know if that works, thanks.
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I wish I could see a photo as my makita was not true either . I'm referring to turning the assembly on the table for a 45 or 90 , not bending the blade over .
The fence on my saw has bolts and I loosened them and moved the fence itself till I got a true 90 . Sorry if yours is different
Thanks for the suggestion Rick. I tried the Guide but it had 2 bolts on each side but only for removing it. I flipped the whole thing up side down ( after carefully pulling the plug). and there were two allen bolts under there that allow adjustments to the blade setting. Took a couple of trys to get it going in the right direction, but I seem to have gotten it get pretty good.
Thanks again for the help, your idea got me looking further.
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I agree with Rick... loosen mounting bolts and align the fence true.
Thanks for the help Duane. The adjustment bolts were under the saw. I found them by flipping the whole thing up side down. Took a couple of tries to get it going in the right direction, but it seems to be fine now. Thanks for the help.
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David I am not able to help with your inquiry but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will be along to help with your problem.
Thanks for jumping in there to help Ross. I finally got it figured out.
By the way, what part of Texas is Rockhampton in?
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I agree with Rick... loosen mounting bolts and align the fence true.

+2.. even works on my cheapie...

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