Cutting a 45

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Forum topic by DHaden posted 10-15-2011 07:37 AM 901 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2011 07:37 AM

I am having a problem with not making a straight cut when cutting a 45 on opposing sides of a board on the second cut. The cut tails off at the end causing a curved end. The fence is undercut where it meets the table, which lets the piece slip under. I placed the piece on a thin stock to ride on to keep it out of the undercut. Is it riding up the blade, and if so how to I keep this from happening? Does anybody have a tip or trick to keep the piece on line?

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 10:27 AM

If you can, either tilt the saw blade over in the opposite direction, or otherwise swap the fence over to the other side of the blade. That way the “sharp” edge is the top surface, rather than the bottom, so it does not push in under the fence.

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