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Blog entry by bigchopperoo posted 10-10-2010 02:39 PM 8564 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


An easy way to cut perfect miters for your trim.

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo www.woodchoppintime.com



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#1 posted 10-10-2010 03:06 PM

cool !

slick way
to get it right

thanks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 09:10 PM

Dude! I totally want to see an entire video of the Irish jig in the pub!

Great tip for making accurate miter cuts onf the mider saw. Thanks!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 10:37 PM

Stevin- if ur buyin’ i’m there. I can dance all night. Gotta warn ya, Safety Dan can drink like a fish!

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo www.woodchoppintime.com

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 11:44 PM

I’ll buy! Come to San Francisco: O’Shea’s pub on Geary St. I’m all over it!

Safety Dan’s drinking? Oooh…that is a challenge. Dude’s under the table.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#5 posted 10-11-2010 01:04 AM

Question: What is the 45 tolerance of the Dewalt?

Steve are you buying for all Lumberjocks? When?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 10-11-2010 01:26 AM

TopamaxSurvivor: anyone who dances, I buy! Name the time.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#7 posted 10-11-2010 01:38 AM

I will, but it might be a while before I get to Frisco :-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bigchopperoo

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#8 posted 10-11-2010 11:16 AM

Topamax- I’m sorry i’m not clear on your question. If your concerned about the accuracy of the saw being a true 45* i would follow the cut with a quick pass of a hand plane in a miter jack.
I hope that answers your queston.

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo www.woodchoppintime.com

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#9 posted 10-11-2010 03:23 PM

Kind of redundant with a laser guided miter saw.
You should get out more.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 10-16-2010 08:40 AM

Forget the laser. I never use them anyway. But why do you even need a Jig to do this on a Mitre Saw? Once you’ve taken the Jig off for whatever reason how do you get it back on in the EXACT place again?

I’ve done this Hundreds of times and never used, or needed a Jig to do it.

Table Saw? Different story.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#11 posted 10-16-2010 08:48 AM

Yup, that is what I ws wondering Big Chopperoo

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 10-17-2010 04:20 PM

I’m in agreement. I’ve never needed a jig on my miter saw. I do have several jigs hiding somewhere in my shop to cut miters on my table saw. Since getting a miter saw I haven’t used them in so long that I can’t even tell you where they are. As a matter of fact. I think those jigs are set of for my old Craftsman table saw that I don’t even own any more.
I did try something similar to this one time with some cheap trim trying to reduce the splintering that happens sometimes on the backside. In the end I found that a zero clearance insert on my miter saw worked much easier for reducing the splintering.

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#13 posted 10-18-2010 05:16 PM

I had always thought that the Miter saw was the “jig”.

With the addition of a decent hold down clamp and an accurate laser the modern CMS slider is all the jig I need for narrow width cutting and joining from silding to trim.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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bigchopperoo

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#14 posted 10-20-2010 01:24 PM

Hey no problem guys. If you don’t get it, you don’t get it. As for me, it saves a little bit of time when triming a whole house. But hey, to each, their own. Right? Have a good one fellas. Thanks for watchin’

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo www.woodchoppintime.com

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