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RickDel 07-26-2010 09:55 PM

Stupid Question: How to bevel cut less than 45 on a compound miter??
 
UPDATE::: Maybe this should be titled, "how to cut angles larger than 45".

Sorry this is so basic, but for some reason I can't figure it out!!

I'm installing baseboard and I have to cut it flat, because my 10" Makita isn't tall enough to cut through the 5 1/2" base standing up. I'm on my LAST corner and it's causing my a BIG problem. It's an outside corner that measures 84. I KNOW this is a stupid question, but how to do cut the two 42's? My saw bevels left and right up to 45, but when I adjust my saw I'm cutting 48 NOT 42 (the opposite angle), and if I flip the piece over it's cutting the wrong side (it will be a left inside instead of right, or vs versa). I KNOW this has to be an easy fix, but I can't figure it out. So, do I cut the base on the opposite side or cut it upside down or what???????? What am I missing?????

Thanks

RickDel 07-30-2010 09:16 PM

I just glued three shims together, which gave me a nice solid surface and the 2's necessary for the angle I needed.

Ron6519 07-31-2010 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickDel (Post 477992)
I just glued three shims together, which gave me a nice solid surface and the 2's necessary for the angle I needed.

Necessity IS the Mother of invention.
Ron


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