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06-14-2010 07:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip jig trick all wood miter saw cutting traditional

Just a Quick Little Tip that might come in Handy one day.

I got this Picture somewhere a few Months ago. I tried it on my Non Slider, Delta 10” Mitre Saw. Instead of the 2 pieces of Plwood as shown I used a piece of 2”x8” Cedar I had lying around. So that raised the Table (cut) by 1-1/2”.

In MY case it increased the Cut by 1-1/4”, from 6-1/4” to 7-1/2”. That moved the Cut Capicity on a 3/4” Board up to a 1”X8” (3/4”x 7-1/2”). Obviously this happens when the Centre Point of the Blade is Exactly Horizontal to the Back Hinge of the Arm that Moves the Blade Up and Down. No. I don’t see this as a “Safety Violation” ...LOL…

I willl be buying a New Makita 10” LS1016L which will do a 12” Cut in 2” Material at 90 Degrees, BUT I will be keeping my Delta also and perhaps setting it up for Specific Functions.

Hope this might be of some value to other LJ’ers.


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#1 posted 06-14-2010 07:05 AM

Cool idea

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 07:09 AM


I just Posted this 4 Minutes ago and it’s 1:05 AM Up here! Do you take a Lap Top To Bed with you? ...LOL..

Thank you Kind Sir!!


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#3 posted 06-14-2010 07:41 AM

I think he has his laptop with him 24/7 I see him comment on almost every post on LJ. :)

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 07:53 AM

Thanks Rick.
I got my Delta in 1998 and wished I had waited for the sliders ever since.
That extra inch will be handy because I just got a table saw and don’t see a new miter saw in the near future.

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 08:26 AM

Works great for the thinner (less then 1 1/2) material. All you loose is the ability to cut thicker things like 4×4.

Will come in handy. Thanks for the tip.


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#6 posted 06-14-2010 11:10 AM


Great Idea! Thanks for sharing. Had a situation a couple of weeks ago that this would have solved.

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 11:32 AM

i do this for 1×6 decking ,
makes a big difference on older chop saws .

good tip .

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 12:30 PM

Cool tip, Next time that issue arises (which will be soon with my little saw) i will certainly give it a go!

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 01:40 PM

Rick good tip.
Jim well making comments on all post is his life that is all he can do.

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 04:15 PM

The picture doesn’t show any support for the cutoff piece. Seems like this could be dangerous in certain cases without providing that support.

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#11 posted 06-15-2010 10:42 AM


Yes. You are right about that. I believe the Picture is just for Clarity. As I said earlier i don’t see this as a “Safety Violation”. When I tried it out my 2 pieces of 2×6 were on both sides of the cut (Blade), naturally.


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#12 posted 06-15-2010 01:20 PM

Rick, if you are coming from a non slider to the Makita LS1016L you will be amazed how nice the saw is.

I have had mine for a few months now and enjoy using it a lot.

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#13 posted 06-15-2010 04:20 PM

I agree, Rick. I only brought it up to make sure the point was made somewhere. It’s pretty easy to blindly follow a picture without thinking it through.

Along similar lines, I suppose it should also be said to not use too thick of a platform so that your work piece isn’t properly supported by the fence.

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#14 posted 06-15-2010 04:27 PM

Good idea Rick.

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#15 posted 06-16-2010 05:45 AM


Thank you. Nice to hear. It’s always a bit agonizing when buying a new piece of equipment. It was a toss up between the Makita or the Bosch. After looking at them both and playing with them, it just seemed to me that the Makita was a more”Solid Saw” especially with the “Double Slide” back rails.

CyBorge: Thank you?

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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