|Forum topic by DiceyBill||posted 08-10-2016 12:10 PM||504 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
08-10-2016 12:10 PM
Hi everyone, I’m new to Lumber Jocks… and really I’m new to wood working as well. Just bought my first house and my parents got me a few power tools and such because I am looking to learn how to do a lot of my own home improvements. I’m not a skilled tradesman by any means but I’m fairly handy depending on the project. However I’m very inexperienced in setting up power tools and dialing them in.
I’m trying to get to know my Miter Saw (just a generic Ryobi, nothing special) so I have been practicing cuts on scrap wood… no project at the moment. I’m use to doing small projects with a miter box, so a miter saw is pretty new to me. After watching videos on how to aligned the fence and square things up.. I am still running into a problem that I can’t find being addressed.
As I pull down the saw the blade seems to sweep over to the side about a 1/4 inch. So the top of my cut is a 1/4 inch off from the bottom of my cut. I checked the alignment on it several times with the saw all the way down in the locked position and all seems fine. Infact when I put the laser on, you can SEE the laser sweep in as I bring the blade down. Here are some pictures with the blade up and down and you can see the laser has moved to the left 1/4 inch. Is there an adjustment I’m missing? Am I aligning it wrong? Or is Ryobi just garbage?
Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.