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JakeK

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07-15-2016 10:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter bosch axial glide accuracy

Hi Guys, i’m new to this forum, for posting at least. I’ve been reading other posts here for a while now. Lots of good information and neat projects. I wanted to see if anybody had a similar experience as i did with my miter saw. I’ve noticed that if i have say a wider piece of plywood – 12” maybe, and i have to dive into the top of the wood to begin the cut and then slide the rest of the way through, the cut is not even. If you were to run your finger across the edge of the cut, you’d notice a ridge where the saw plunged in. Is this level of accuracy normal for a SCMS? On the other hand, if the width of the board is 6” and i can start the cut by sliding into the wood (rather than diving from the top), the cut is perfect. Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thanks


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#1 posted 07-15-2016 10:24 PM

Sounds normal esp if your useing the blade that came with it.
With the arm all the way down pushing forward I get a much better cut.
It’s a nice saw but not in any way perfect. Bought the Forrest chop master blade about a year ago and haven’t regretted it.

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#2 posted 07-15-2016 10:48 PM

I have both a Freud 96 tooth blade and a nice infinity blade. Same issue on both. I wish I had access to someone else’s dewalt or something to see if the same thing happens. Thanks for your reply

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#3 posted 07-16-2016 03:42 AM

I’m not sure I have the situation correctly understood. I think you are saying there is a ridge, or a discontinuity, on the edge of the board that just got cut – right?

I have the same Bosch miter saw, and I have never noticed that outcome. I do have the original equipment blade still in use. I admit though, I don’t use it often to cut plywood.
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#4 posted 07-16-2016 03:45 AM

Yeah that’s probably a better way of describing the issue. its as if you cut halfway down the piece, stopped cutting, moved it over by a 32nd and then finished the cut.

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#5 posted 07-16-2016 04:04 AM

1/32 is a lot somethings up with that.Is your blade guide moving smoothly? See if it’s hanging up ,mine has two stupid little wheels that roll on the stock sometime.

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#6 posted 07-16-2016 04:11 AM

its not hanging up but if say I’m only trimming off 1/8” from the edge of some stock, only one side of the blade guard is riding on the stock. It seems like that could be changing the path of the blade to some degree. i’ll have to take a picture of some cut plywood. 1/32 may be an exaggeration, I’m not sure. its definitely not flat across the entire cut though.

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#7 posted 07-16-2016 04:33 AM

I think I know what you describing I sometime hold the guard up slightly with my thumb so it doesn’t ride half on and half off.
I’ll check back tomorrow with my example.

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#8 posted 07-16-2016 01:09 PM

Curious questions—are the two blades you referenced thin kerf or full kerf? And, when cutting the wider stock—how is the stock supported and held down? Just wondering if either of those might be contributing factors.
earl

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#9 posted 07-16-2016 02:25 PM

The Freud is a full kerf. The infinity is .110. For hold downs, I’ve tried the included clamp as well as just holding it down by hand.

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