Help! Diagram is confusing me greatly.

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Forum topic by Grason posted 03-25-2016 04:22 PM 417 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2016 04:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw blade finishing

I’m sure this is very simple, and I will happily take any laughing at me, but the matter of the fact is I learn by hands on, and I can’t picture this cut. I don’t have a problem with the 35 degree cut, that’s the very least I can manage lol. But the opposite side cut is giving me problems, can someone (probably anybody) with more experience than me explain the cut on the left side in more detail? Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 03-25-2016 05:14 PM

Well, you mention a 35 degree cut, but I don’t see that in the diagram.

What I see is you set the miter saw to 20 degrees and make the first cut. Then you take your square that has ruler marks on the blade and set it along the cut edge you just made and slide it down until 2” of the blade are on the wood and make your knife or pencil line. Then you can use a bandsaw or a handsaw to lop that little corner off along the line.

If it needs to be very precise, use a chisel to pare a little one sided V on the waste side of the knife line for your handsaw to sit in. The side of your handsaw blade will then be sitting up against the vertical wall of the V right against the knife line.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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