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Old 02-05-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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Chop saw question, cutting base

When I set my chop saw to zero, it makes a nice cut, but when I set the miter to 45 it cuts the angle way outta square, as if on a bevel. What is going on, does this on both my saws...


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Brand of Saw?
It needs to be check with a speed square in both direction and the indicator adjusted so it reads right.


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....when I set the miter to 45 it cuts the angle way outta square, as if on a bevel....does this on both my saws...
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And what kind of bench or other support do you have? A bit of a rhetorical question, but be mindful that even with the saw itself dead on, the back needs to be high enough to prevent tipping and to allow for hollow backs, the table needs to be clear of chips and dust, and the stock needs to be adequately supported in order to prevent bending. It all seems obvious when you step back and look at it, but sometimes the simplest things are overlooked.
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