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Forum topic by GMman posted 06-02-2010 01:27 AM 1703 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GMman

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06-02-2010 01:27 AM

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Purchased a 10”mitre saw last year purchased it because it was on sale just open the box last week works fine at 90 degree turn it to 45 degree and it is off don’t know what to do.
Any suggestion out I should set it.


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rance

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#1 posted 06-02-2010 01:44 AM

Each brand can be different concerning the positive bevel stops and miter stops. The manual should have instructions on how to correct that. Have you looked at the manual? A brand and model number would kinda help other have a clue which one of the hundreds of saws you are referring to. :)

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#2 posted 06-02-2010 02:08 AM

Hey GMman:

Rance is correct. It would help if you could Post those Details. I’ll look around and see what I can find. I enjoy doing that kind of stuff.

Regards: Rick

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#3 posted 06-02-2010 02:34 AM

Mastercraft Mitre Saw With Laser
Product #55-6717-0
I have the red line on the zero that is 90 degree press the lock botton move it to 45 and it clicks on 45 and the red line is right on then I cut at 45 and it is off about 1/16 on a 2” piece

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#4 posted 06-02-2010 02:36 AM

Most of the saws I have used have different ways to align them. Or the hardwear that helps align them are in different places. So you might want to consult the book if you have it.

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#5 posted 06-02-2010 02:41 AM

I have 2 more saws a 10 “slide and a 8” both were very easy to set and are right on 45 and 90.

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#6 posted 06-02-2010 02:19 PM

I would contact Canadian Tire Co. and see if they have a setup guide for that saw, or at least a customer service number so you can contact somebody.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#7 posted 06-02-2010 09:01 PM

Are you saying the cut is not cutting an accurate 45 degree angle or are you saying the alignment of the laser is off?

Most mitersaw lasers have a bit of parallax error because the laser can’t come right out the end of the blade. Some of the lasers are adjustable some aren’t.

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#8 posted 06-02-2010 10:33 PM

NO the cut is accurate at 90 degree turn to 45 degree and it is no accutate and I am unable to lock it because it falls in the 45 notch.

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#9 posted 06-08-2010 08:26 PM

If 90 is accurate 45 ahould also be accurate. Sounds like a problem with the saw. Are you surprised, it’s mastercrap, I mean craft.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 06-08-2010 08:44 PM

I like Mastercraft never had problem with them and they are about the only one that have an over the counter warrantee.
I will set it finally.

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#11 posted 06-09-2010 12:11 AM

All set up finally.
Sometime small thing you miss.

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#12 posted 06-09-2010 05:43 AM

Well you know ….. Sometimes when it’s dark, you have hard time finding those “Small Things.” ...LOL…. Sorry GMman, I just couldn’t resist that one. ;-}

Hope everythings working Okay now …The Saw! The Saw!

Rick

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#13 posted 06-09-2010 04:51 PM

GMan, your right about the warranty and I agree that they make decent tools. My mastercraft stuff works well but it is just the minor things that really bug me. Overall I would recommend them. When they are on sale they are a good value.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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