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03-05-2016 04:48 PM

At least for me.

Sometimes I wish I had kept my old Jet table saw and converted it into a dedicated 45 degree angle cutter. Nothing else, just 45’s. No shifting or adjusting anything, other than changing the blade.

We all know that the more moving parts something has the more apt it is to become inaccurate over time, and sometimes a pretty short time!

To get around cranking the tilt wheel back and forth some woodworkers have made wood based jigs to cut 45 angles but, wood movement will sooner or later kill the accuracy. (I believe)

I would think something could be manufactured and sold that would fit the bill but then again maybe I’m the only person who thinks they need something like this.

-- --- Dan


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#1 posted 03-05-2016 06:19 PM

First of all, I love your quote in your signature. That’s funny.

On the original topic… I think it depends how much you would use something like that. I would never pay money for a jig or tool to do what you describe, but that’s because I’m okay with using my Wixey angle gauge to dial on my 45 degree angle on my table saw.

It would obviously be more convenient to have a blade set at exactly 45 all the time, but not worth the floor space and money in my opinion.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#2 posted 03-05-2016 06:26 PM


I would think something could be manufactured and sold that would fit the bill but then again maybe I m the only person who thinks they need something like this.
- DanielP

There are lots of things sold to do exactly that, squares in various angles and analog and digital inclinometers.

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#3 posted 03-05-2016 07:03 PM

I saw a guy that had glued 4 speed squares together, set them against the fence and used that as a jig, he claimed that he had perfect 45’s every time … I just use the Wixley.
And wait, but that’s not all … If you place the miter gauge fence on the table top at the side of your saw, with the ‘tung’ hanging down, place the Wixley on the side of the tung and set for a perfect 90°

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#4 posted 03-05-2016 07:14 PM

I use the Wixey also, and a sled cut for 45’s. It’s just that I spend so much time making sure I get it exactly right. Or maybe I’m just lazy.

The speed square thing might not be a bad idea.

-- --- Dan

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#5 posted 03-05-2016 07:18 PM



And wait, but that s not all … If you place the miter gauge fence on the table top at the side of your saw, with the tung hanging down, place the Wixley on the side of the tung and set for a perfect 90°

- Grumpymike

That’s friggin brilliant! Thanks for the tip, Mike!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 03-05-2016 09:11 PM

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#7 posted 03-06-2016 01:55 AM

Thanks for the link Rick but, I guess the proper nomenclature would be “bevel” cutting for box sides. The way he uses the speed square is pretty clever but not what I’m looking for.

-- --- Dan

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#8 posted 03-06-2016 03:45 AM

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#9 posted 03-06-2016 09:40 PM

Now you’re getting closer. A machinist could line those up, fix a flat surface to whichever angled plane (maybe a couple and just reverse it for a different angle) they wanted, attach a runner for the miter slot and there you have it.

Now tell me that wouldn’t sell like hot cakes! think how much time it would save woodworkers and the increase in accuracy.

-- --- Dan

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#10 posted 03-07-2016 06:12 AM

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