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Old 03-26-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Miter saw adjustment!?


Thanks in advance for any tips...

I have been cutting picture frame moulding for a little while for my house and have thoroughly enjoyed making the frames.

My corners are not as perfect as a professional framers but they are pretty close. However I've noticed when I'm cutting wider frames, my little gaps are worse. I put a square and a triangle against the fence and blade and I see a small difference from front to back. Then I cut a board at 0 and flipped it and yep - there's a difference.

Do I adjust the blade or the fence? How do I do either of those? It's a Dewalt 717. Thanks again for any help.

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You adjust the fence. The blade is fixed.
In the owners manual, there should be a detailed procedure to square the fence to the blade.
My Makita has bolts behind each side of the fence. You square up the fence to the blade and lock down the bolts. Do a test cut to see if it's square. If not, make an adjustment(s) until it is.
Use an accurate square to set the fence.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:21 AM   #3
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You adjust the fence. The blade is fixed.
In the owners manual, there should be a detailed procedure to square the fence to the blade.
My Makita has bolts behind each side of the fence. You square up the fence to the blade and lock down the bolts. Do a test cut to see if it's square. If not, make an adjustment(s) until it is.
Use an accurate square to set the fence.
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Another check to make is: Is the fence straight? I haven't used a miter saw for a while, been using the RAS at work. If you have a 1 piece fence, and as I recall most of them are, use a straightedge to ensure that the fence is straight end to end. A lot of the lower end Deltas I worked on had issues in this regard. End users would square the fence to the blade on one side, and when thy came back to cut on the other side of the blade, of course, the cut was not accurate. We had a LOT of returns due to this issue.
Feel free to PM me for more info.
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