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Forum topic by joez posted 07-26-2015 08:55 PM 1257 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2015 08:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter slide saw

does any body have a sliding miter saw that have gives them spot on cuts?


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#1 posted 07-26-2015 09:49 PM

Mine is most of the time. I rely on a shooting board to get true 90d and 45d.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 07-26-2015 10:06 PM

Joe, I cut the 45 degrees for this project with a Hitachi SCMS and as you can see in Pic #6, they are dang near perfect. I think any MS can be adjusted to accurate, but the real challenge is how long a particular saw will hold that set. I am happy with mine. There are probably others that will do as well or, maybe even, better. Does this help?

-- Art

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#3 posted 07-26-2015 10:11 PM

festool kapex

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 07-26-2015 10:48 PM

I don’t own one, but I do have a regular Delta miter saw with a great 80 tooth blade that I have fine tuned over the years. I have always been happy with the angles on standard 45 degree meters and with the quality of the cut. I can put together a frame and not have any issues with the joints.

Then, on a whim, I bought a very old Lion Miter Trimmer off eBay. It was in terrific shape except for a few nicks in the blades. I had a try at sharpening the blades myself even though it took a long while to get the nicks worked out. They now cut ends as smooth as glass.

WOW! Once the stops were adjusted, the trimmer is dead on. The cuts are amazing. Some of the old hand tools still have their place is the shop. I guess a miter trimmer is not as “hand tool” as a shooting board and a plane, but the concept is the same.

My former ” dead on the proper angle” friend will now be the “rough cut” saw and the trimmer will finish the job.

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#5 posted 07-26-2015 10:55 PM

the cuts are not long or deep, hope it does not have any play.

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#6 posted 07-26-2015 10:55 PM

fret slotting

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#7 posted 07-26-2015 11:39 PM

Jerry+1

Get you a shooting board that’s the best way to do it.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#8 posted 07-27-2015 12:53 AM

Makita 1013 ls quick to adjust the fence dead on and then it holds the accuracy.
My saw is dead on. I regularly plunge in 16” wide ply, flip it over, align the blade with the previous partial cut and finish the cut, dead on all the way through.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 07-27-2015 02:07 AM

I’m a guitar player, not a maker although I’ve had a chunk of alder for a telecaster sitting around for a while. With a miter saw I’d be more concerned about uneven depth instead of straightness. Did you consider hand sawing?

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#10 posted 07-27-2015 02:25 AM

JoeZ- Stewmac sells a jig/saw to do slots by hand with a template. You could also make your own template and pick up a japanese saw.

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#11 posted 07-27-2015 02:32 AM

What he said

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 07-27-2015 02:45 AM



What he said

- TheFridge


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#13 posted 07-27-2015 03:09 AM

depth of cut is 1.40mm

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