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horsemedic 01-28-2013 10:41 PM

Need to raise base of miter saw 1/32"
 
I built a miter saw stand with extension wings, which due to my error are about 1/32" above the level of the metal saw table. What's the easiest/cheapest way to raise the entire saw 1/32" so it's level -- preferably something I can get at Home Depot or Lowers? I found some 1/32" plywood online, but don't feel like spending $20 for it + shipping. Thanks.

joecaption 01-28-2013 10:49 PM

Got a picture?

horsemedic 01-28-2013 10:56 PM

http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/wp-co...5604231363.jpg

It's essentially this. My saw table sits 1/32 lower than that 12" wide top in the diagram. I need to get it flush without recutting all my spacers.

grizzzlle 01-28-2013 11:10 PM

How thick is fermika (spelling). Counter top material. Smoth too.

joecaption 01-28-2013 11:21 PM

Formica.
Might want to check out the Harware store for fender washers.
http://www.bokers.com/fender_washers.asp

woodworkbykirk 01-29-2013 06:28 PM

believe it or not playing cards, i use them for micro shims all the time. the thickness of the card is roughly 1 / 32" if i need it to be thicker i fold it.. then double it etc.. the plastic from pop bottles works well for exterior micro shims

Fairview 01-30-2013 05:44 AM

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When I built mine I set the saw height a little low so I could shim to perfection with cereal box tops.:thumbsup:

oh'mike 01-30-2013 06:00 AM

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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1105174)
believe it or not playing cards, i use them for micro shims all the time. the thickness of the card is roughly 1 / 32" if i need it to be thicker i fold it.. then double it etc.. the plastic from pop bottles works well for exterior micro shims

Steel shim stock is nice----aluminum from cans works---washers--wood ripped on the table saw---

Mountain 01-30-2013 07:17 PM

I commonly cut pop cans into sheets and use them for shims. folded over in two or possibly three get you about 1/32 inch. Get em the right hieght and staple them down where the saw feet will set on them. Another I have used is old tin can lids.

Another option might be to check the foot pads on the bottom of the saw and adjust using them, if not adjustable you may be able to thread screws/bolts into them and make them adjustable. Just pick a small taper headed one drill a small hole and tap it. For 1/32" you would want to counter sink the hole so that the screw/ bolt could be run flush to the bottom.

I can't count the number times I have done exactly the same thing, as a result I have had a fair bit of experience with this...lol

woodworkbykirk 01-30-2013 07:29 PM

yah the only thing with aluminum that thin is that its really sharp


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