|Forum topic by jaydub||posted 12-01-2009 01:21 AM||5300 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
12-01-2009 01:21 AM
1. The last time I used it to trim a panel square, it was completely out of, well, square. I got it set up again, but I’d hate to think that I have to re-check it every time I plan to use it.
Anyone experienced something similar?
2. For a toy chest project, I made the top out of 6” stock with 45-degree mitered corners with a smaller panel inset in the center. The miter cuts are long, and it was pretty hellish trying to set the gauge just right to make the pieces all fit tight. The 45-degree index setting didn’t seem just right (rather, wasn’t right), and I really had to play with it to get it right on. The top ended up getting smaller and smaller by the time I got it right. Not ideal.
Is the problem in the calibration? Should I expect to use that positive stop as a “close” setting and then having to monkey around with fine tuning? I don’t know if I’m being naive expecting to really set it up once for square, and then having all other angles work out just right, however that is why I shelled out the $$ for it.
To complement the Adirondack chairs I built this summer, I want to make a cedar table top to match with an 8-piece mitered border. For as much trouble as it was to make a 4-piece border for the toy chest top, I’m kind of dreading the idea of doubling my trouble. Double trouble – ha!
Can’t wait for responses. Thanks in advance.
-- someday I'll work more in my shop than on my shop