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gma2rjc 06-25-2009 02:24 PM

Saw cuts inaccurate angles
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Does anyone have any suggestions as to why the boards I'm cutting are coming out crooked?

In the picture, the straight pencil lines on the two sides of the board are at perfect 90* angles to the top of the board. But look at how the cuts are bowed in the middle and wider on one side.

I checked the angle of the blade and it's tilted sideways at 45*. The saw has its own markings, but I also used a protractor to measure it.

I'm holding the board tight against the fence and the it isn't moving when the blade is going through it.

Jay123 06-25-2009 02:31 PM

Is the board absolutely flat?

jpelzer 06-25-2009 02:33 PM

Did you zero the fence to the blade when it is at center?

gma2rjc 06-25-2009 02:37 PM

Yeah, the board is flat and when the blade is standing up straight it's set at 0. I used the protractor to check that too.

ScottR 06-25-2009 02:40 PM

Maybe your protractor is broken? :laughing: j/k

Is there any play (wiggle) at the pivot point between the saw and the base?

Are the ends of that board cut straight, or are they back cut per the picture of your saw?

If they're mitered, maybe your saw is leaning forward (the front is lower than the back) relative to the base.

Gary in WA 06-25-2009 02:56 PM

Use the allen wrench and the directions to reset everything. Go to the manufacturer's website for info. Be safe, G

gma2rjc 06-25-2009 02:57 PM

The bolt in the back of the saw is tight and there's no pivoting.

The edge of the board that rests against the fence is cut straight.

I'm not sure the saw is able to move forward. There is only one way to move it from side-to-side, and one bolt that loosens to allow the saw to tilt sideways.

Jay123 06-25-2009 03:13 PM

What time did you start drinking today? :whistling2:

adpanko 06-25-2009 03:16 PM

Did you check that your blade is 90* to the fence when it isn't tilted at all but is straight up at 0*? It seems like you confirmed your bevel is a true 45*, but in the bevel position, you're clearly not getting a 90* miter, which is messing up your compound cut. Lose the bevel, put the blade at 0* and measure if the blade is 90* to the fence.

DangerMouse 06-25-2009 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by Jay123 (Post 292925)
What time did you start drinking today? :whistling2:

now that's not nice....

hmm... do you have a pic of the two together? that piece on the table?
can you take one?


Jay123 06-25-2009 03:18 PM

just trying to cover all the bases :laughing:

DangerMouse 06-25-2009 03:22 PM

read her other posts, she runs a daycare... i can just see the mommies coming to get their kids from the 'giggle lady' lol


Jay123 06-25-2009 03:24 PM

you don't pay attention to the news happens :yes:

DangerMouse 06-25-2009 03:43 PM

sad but true....
they just busted a Foster Mom near/in Lansing Mi. for running a meth lab in her basement... :blink::icon_rolleyes::nuke::icon_rolleyes::blink:


Jay123 06-25-2009 03:45 PM


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