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John Heisz just posted a video about how to fine adjust a miter saw for squareness, horizontally and vertically. Pretty informative:

It seems I never finish what I
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Nice find Jim.

I fought with mine to get the fence aligned with the blade, even went so far as making the bolt holes in the fence slightly larger... ended up loosening off the saw head where it mounted to the bed and moving it. Once I did that, the fence lined right up.

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I agree Jim it's a good video.

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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Good information.

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That is a monster miter saw!!!

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Nice find...but I don't think he unplugged it...if the cord behind it belonged to it...

The other point is not to stuff the rag against the blade as it could deflect the blade while aligning...

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I gotta watch this . I can't for the life of me get my Makita to cut square . Close but not perfect .
I can't wait to see what the heck he's doing differant

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I gotta watch this . I can't for the life of me get my Makita to cut square . Close but not perfect .
I can't wait to see what the heck he's doing differant
Maybe it's a metric 90?
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I gotta watch this . I can't for the life of me get my Makita to cut square . Close but not perfect .
I can't wait to see what the heck he's doing differant
One of the most important things he mentioned was in how to pull down for the cut...it is critical to pull on the same axis as the blade travel...otherwise any of the moving hinges and swivels could rack...sort of like how a pool cue is held...tenderly and in the direction of travel...

Just a thought...something to try...?
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