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amakarevic 01-29-2011 04:40 PM

45 deg angles on the 1 side of a 1xX
 
is there a trick to making perfect 45 deg angles on the 1 side of a 1xX with just a circ saw and a carpenter triangle (for the baseboard corner joints) ?

i know how to do it with 2xX lumber because it will stand solid on the 2 side but don't know how to do it with 1-by lumber.

dtsman 01-29-2011 05:29 PM

Not really. It will never be perfect using a regular circular saw. Like you said, it is easier with 2 x wood. The reason being the board has more meat on it to help keep the blade from floating. Miter saw is still the best way.
You could build a jig box with guides for both sides of your saw to keep it from floating.

Bo

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If the women don't find you handsome,
they should at least find you handy.
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Ron6519 01-29-2011 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 580484)
is there a trick to making perfect 45 deg angles on the 1 side of a 1xX with just a circ saw and a carpenter triangle (for the baseboard corner joints) ?

i know how to do it with 2xX lumber because it will stand solid on the 2 side but don't know how to do it with 1-by lumber.

You lay it flat on the cutting surface and set the saw at 45 Degrees. I'd use a bevel guage to see if the angle is indeed 45. If not, you can adjust the angleon the saw before you cut.
Ron

mrgins 01-29-2011 06:11 PM

use scrap material to make sure the two cuts form 90*


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