Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-16-2011, 01:49 PM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

How to measure for a miter cut.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Willie T View Post
You made me smile! I also have an angle reader.... and I can hardly distinguish anything much past a half a degree, let alone accurately set it on the miter saw gauge.


Yeah I'm the same way Willie. If the angle finders had a degree settings for 1/4,1/2 and 3/4" it would be a little easier to get the cut closer. The problem is the saws aren't set up that way so there is still trial and error involved. One of the main reasons was as I get older I cant really read the smaller settings anyway......Its the nature of the beast as we age. Secondly the dial size could get smaller if need be and the in-between degree settings would be that much harder to read if they were on the tool.


I've used the digital angle finders over the yrs. They were a pain in the butt at times if the battery's went dead,and I didn't have a spare battery. Yeah I know its my fault. If you dropped it the calibration got off so it has to be sent to the factory to re-calibrate.

That's when I decided to see if I could design a multifunction tool for many task.....................


Last edited by Gary in WA; 03-30-2011 at 07:06 PM. Reason: Removed self-advertising as per site rules
Gizmoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #17
Old School
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Rewards Points: 0
Default

How to measure for a miter cut.


I use a Mark Ruler. Polycarbonite, so it's tough. But also cheap so when it DOES eventually break, it's no big loss.
It has a small magnifying bubble where you read the scale.

I know what you mean about the 'shattering'. I bought a compound miter gauge crown holder from Rockler. Some kind of transparent orange plastic.

I dropped it twice, and both times parts of it shattered. The second time, it broke right at the fence-to-bed 90 degree angle.

Rockler was good for it, and replaced it for nothing, (they're a great company), but it was a pain.
__________________
"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
FranÁois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Willie T

Last edited by Willie T; 03-21-2011 at 10:17 AM.
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 07:07 PM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Rewards Points: 0
Default

How to measure for a miter cut.


Participants may not publish or discuss any information regarding their product or services

Members and/or users may only discuss details about their company and/or product offerings when the thread starter or poster has made direct reference to their company and stated something untrue or misleading, or something which clearly needs clarifying. The response must be in direct reference to the point discussed only and contain no added promotional information and/or fluff. It is advisable when in the above scenario to contact us first.

  • Users may link to commercial or informational sites as long as you have no vested interest in doing so. Example, someone posts a link to a new tool that they are using or to a leads service they have had success with. We are just trying to stop SELF PROMOTION and not valid discussions. We reserve the right to delete any message that we are unsure of its intentions.
Thank you for reviewing some of the advertising rules.

Gary

__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
miter bar problem ChrisMohrSr Carpentry 2 02-06-2011 08:47 PM
10" sliding miter vs 12" standard miter CZSteve Tools 18 08-31-2010 01:40 PM
Should I purchase a miter saw?! Mike2181 Tools 18 11-01-2009 10:07 AM
How to measure windows for new construction? pastrami Remodeling 1 04-26-2007 07:36 PM
Need advice or feedback on miter saws mwehnes Carpentry 10 02-21-2007 08:48 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.