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Posted on Advice Sought: Squaring my POS sliding mitre saw

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 07:41 PM

Maybe this will help you Milo.

To check that your miter saw is cutting true, take a board that is near the cutting capacity of the saw in width, and say 18”+ long. With the saw set to 0° cutting near the center of the board make a cross cut. Now flip one of the pieces you just cut over, placing the side that was closest to you to the fence. Butt the cut together and check for a gap. If there is no gap your saw is cutting true. If there is a gap, adjust saw until a tight joint is achieved. Same technique applies for the bevel settings of a saw.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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