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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 11-16-2015 03:51 PM 451 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-16-2015 03:51 PM

I want to know which way is best to make a 45 degree cuts on a 4 or 5 inch board? Standing on the edge with a miter saw, laying flat on a miter saw, or using a good miter gage and cutting it on the table saw. Which one do you use. I also need to know a good brand of saw blades and what no. Of teeth for my miter saw for making good smooth cuts. Something that won’t break the bank. Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 04:09 PM

is this like you are making a box or a picture frame type of miter? Because what you are saying is conflicting with what I am seeing. On edge with a miter saw will give you a miter which you would use for a box. On its flat on the miter saw: you could get a box too if the miter saw is compound. On its edge with a miter gauge on a TS will not cut fully through a 4 or 5” board unless you have a beast of a saw. So let us know what kind of miter you want to pull off and then you will get some more responses.

EDIT: You need to post what size blades you want a recommendation for. If I say 60-80 teeth and you have a 16” saw then you arent getting the best blade for this cut.

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 04:18 PM

I agree….A little more information is need to determine what is best for your situation…..

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