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douginaz

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12-08-2007 11:01 PM

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Hi All, I just about ready to cut 45’s on a 10” X 16” side of a box I’m making. I have a 10” Griz table saw that tilts to the right. I instinctively put miter gauge on the left side leaving the cutoff to drop under the blade. Something told me it was not right. So I’m here to ask the experts, Which goes under the blade, the piece? or the cutoff? Thanks as alway for your time and trouble.
Later,
Doug in AZ.

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#1 posted 12-09-2007 01:05 AM

I have a right hand Jet. Drop the cutoff under the blade. I have to jump the blade with the rip fence to rip 45’s.Move the miter gauge to the left slot. I normally use mine in the right one.

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#2 posted 12-09-2007 06:10 AM

Under

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#3 posted 12-09-2007 08:14 PM

Hi Doug;

Good question, better safe than sorry. If you consider that if the cut off is above the blade, if actually has to slide down the blade to the tabletop. Even sounds scary.

With the cut off below the blade, it will fall away from the blade to the table top. Sounds better, no?.

Lee

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#4 posted 12-09-2007 09:50 PM

You had it right the first time!

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#5 posted 12-10-2007 06:06 AM

ditto, offcut should fall away from the blade

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#6 posted 12-10-2007 01:29 PM

Hi All, Thanks for the reply’s. Guess I had a senior moment there. I posted the question then went into the shop and made a cutoff sled. I should have made one years ago but guess I never got around to it. The off cuts are not a problem now. When I made the cut on the sled the cut off from the fence portion fell under the blade and exploded. Just what I was afraid of, the cuts on the box came out beautiful though. Thanks for all your input.
Later,
Doug in AZ.
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