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brevanskc 02-04-2012 12:36 PM

makita compound saw help
I have a Makita sliding compound saw LS1016L. The blade is out of alignment. I have been trying to align it by rotating the adjusting bolts in the back of the saw but nothing seems to saw get the blade to cut square. I think that the bevel is the problem but not sure. The owner's manual doesn't provide me with the clear instruction I need to make the adjustment. Any suggestions?


woodworkbykirk 02-04-2012 04:56 PM

your dead stops might be off.

try this link, it shows how to tune just about every current mitre saw on the market
Miter Saw Tune-Up - THISisCarpentry

joecaption 02-04-2012 05:09 PM

Should be as simple as setting a speed square againt the blade (making sure it's not againt the teeth) and adjusting the stops with a couple of wrenches and a phillips screw driver on the plastic indicaters.

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