Kobalt miter saw

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Blog entry by cartog posted 01-27-2009 08:48 PM 9982 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Help, I have a 10’’ Kobalt sliding compound miter saw with laser guide that doesn’t cut true. I’ve adjusted the fence with a right angle straight edge several times with no success. Anyone experienced such a problem?
thanks much in advance,

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#1 posted 01-27-2009 09:08 PM

Can you elaborate on the problem a little bit? If the fence sides adjust independently, do you only get the problem when your stock is on one side? Does the problem only appear when you slide the head as opposed to simply plunging down? Is your right angle actually a right angle?

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#2 posted 01-28-2009 12:19 AM

does it look like it’s making two different cuts? one when you pull it one when you push? we had a really similar posting in recent times almost exactly the same but the other person had a different generic CMS. Pretty much, you get what you pay for

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#3 posted 01-28-2009 12:38 AM

Yes it does! It’s a single fence with adjustments on either side of the blade. The error isn’t much unless using the slide feature. Then it’s obvious.
I sure appreciate such a prompt response. Probably operator ignorance.

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#4 posted 01-28-2009 02:31 AM

See if this helps, I think this is the thread Chris was refering to

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#5 posted 02-15-2009 12:54 PM

I recently assembled my new Kobalt sliding miter saw (purchased a several months ago when it was on sale for under $200) to cut crown molding and found it does not cut true. In my case, the head assembly is not mounted perpendicular to slide system. So, it “dog tracks” about 5 degrees to the right in the horizonal plane.

Does anyone know whether the saw head can be adjusted?

I would take it back to Lowes, but its been awhile since I purchased it.


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