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Forum topic by carolinagene posted 09-24-2017 01:42 PM 957 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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carolinagene

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09-24-2017 01:42 PM

When cutting miters for jewelry boxes using 3/8” or 1/2” wood, do you guys use a power miter saw or a table saw? What type blade do you use? Thanks!


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#1 posted 09-24-2017 02:00 PM

Table saw. Better accuracy. 60t blade.

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#2 posted 09-24-2017 03:21 PM

+1 on the table saw, fine tooth blade, back stop on the miter gauge. Test cuts and and good square to verify the angles, stop block to keep the lengths equal.

Another “trick” I use is for the stop block to register off of the point when cutting the opposite angle. If the point of your workpiece is used, it can get easily deformed and affect the length.

This is not to dismiss a well tuned miter saw which can produce excellent cuts of course 8^)

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#3 posted 09-24-2017 04:36 PM

+2 for Table saw 60T blade.

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#4 posted 09-24-2017 06:14 PM

I would never use a miter saw for this purpose. Mine isn’t accurate enough. I always sue a table saw. I use a 90 tooth fine finish crosscut blade.

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 03:32 AM

+1 on test cuts. I thought i had a 45 degree cut using a drafting triangle but somehow I was off a couple degrees . Found it when i did a test cut and checked with with combo square. Hate to give up the old school way but a wixey digital angle gage is in my future.


+1 on the table saw, fine tooth blade, back stop on the miter gauge. Test cuts and and good square to verify the angles, stop block to keep the lengths equal.

Another “trick” I use is for the stop block to register off of the point when cutting the opposite angle. If the point of your workpiece is used, it can get easily deformed and affect the length.

This is not to dismiss a well tuned miter saw which can produce excellent cuts of course 8^)

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