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Forum topic by vonfalken posted 03-03-2016 12:38 PM 345 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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vonfalken

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03-03-2016 12:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cutting miters

im cutting 45’s with my miter gauge for small boxes no more than 4 inches, should I lay the work piece flat and 45 the blade or stand it up and 45 the miter gauge,,, whats the best way? thanks for any advice

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 12:47 PM

If “by 4” you mean the width of the piece, you’d have to lay it down and angle the blade on a 10” saw. The miter gauge 45 might be a little more accurate than the TS, so make you confirm the saw’s setting.

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 12:49 PM

Flat and adjust the blade to 45° would be my preference.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 01:07 PM

thanks, laying the piece down is what ive been doing but wanted to get some imput from more experienced guys….my incra guage is great

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 03:56 PM

A 10” saw blade cannot cut 4” so you’ll need to lay it flat (that’s generally the best way anyhow).

Do yourself a favor and get a 45 degree plastic drafting triangle. They are excellent for setting a blade to a darn near perfect 45 (also good for setting your Incra to a perfect 45)

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