|Forum topic by etc6849||posted 08-13-2012 02:30 PM||2398 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-13-2012 02:30 PM
So, I finally put a level across by DeWalt miter box. I’ve attached a picture of the problem on my DW718 compound sliding miter box.
It appears the middle portion of the table is lower than the two coplanar ends. The middle portion rotates and rides on a PVC shim. I have barely used the saw, so this is a disappointment. I had planned on cutting mdf for the back of the fence as there are bolt holes for this. I can see it being very cumbersome to use mdf for the table top too as there are no bolt holes to attach the mdf and if I make two adjacent 45 degree cuts, the middle portion would fall out…?!?
Are all miter boxes this poor in quality? What should I do? Anybody have a similar issue?
I am concerned that when I cut material, it may not be cut at 90 degrees unless the piece stretches to the other side of the base that is coplanar. Further, even if a piece does reach both sides of the table, half way through the cut the issue seems to throw the angle off a tad due to the board flexing in the middle.
PS: I went to Lowes last night and several of the DeWalt saws have this issue. I would not recommend buying DeWalt anymore. I looked at a Chinese made Hitachi miter box and it was coplanar all the way across the top.
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