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Squaring my miter saw

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Blog entry by thiswoodshop posted 12-11-2011 06:19 AM 1889 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a Ryobi 14 Amp 10 in. Compound Mitre Saw. It was working fine but could only cut a max of 5 inches wide boards. I was in the market for a new on but all of the sliding miter saw was so costly. I even considered a Harbor Freight one, but even at that it was a $100 and more for one. I decided to check out craigslist.com and found a Kobalt one there for s feel. Well, after I got home I found out why it was so cheap – it was not square. I tried a couple of time to square it up but it just wasn’t budging. I ended up leaving it on the desk and with work that is so hectic and did not get time to tinker with it again. Today I decided I’m going to take it apart and resemble it and try to get it squared up again. It took about 3 hours but is it nice and square now. I cut multiple square plywood blocks to test it and it came out perfect every time. I installed an auxiliary fence to prevent break out on my cuts and to provide some extra support.



-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com



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#1 posted 12-11-2011 01:33 PM

Kudos!
I need to do the same to my miter saw and table saw. After being knocked around for a few years I’m sure something is out of whack…

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 12-11-2011 05:00 PM

Thanks, I want to put one on my table saw as well.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com

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