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Forum topic by Catamount posted 01-21-2013 11:05 AM 1174 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Catamount

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01-21-2013 11:05 AM

I am using this saw a lot since getting it. Very nice saw to use and very accurate cuts. One thing is driving me nuts though. The miter gage is very hard to set to a perfect 90 degree or any other setting where it requires accuracy.
When the miter gage is slide on to the table it loose. Since the miter gage does not move, the table does, it then needs to be locked down. When tightening the handle two things are done.
1. The handle locks the gage to the table.
AND
2. The handle locks the position of the gage.
There are no position notches to index the gage so it is very hard to be accurate.

Any suggestion on how this could be done would be very welcome.

-- Al


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McSarsh

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 08:28 AM

I use an 8” Wixey Digital Protractor. It’s magnetic and so is the saw blade and fence. It has been proven to be accurate. Or if you have a few bucks get an Incra Miter Gauge. The miter slots on the slider is metric, so I bought some Polyethylene Sheets , I think that’s what it’s called, a 1 X 4 and cut it so it was snug and tapped for the screws of the Miter Gauge. That works well also.

Good Luck.

If it can’t be fixed it’s broke.

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Catamount

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 05:01 PM

Thanks McSarsh

I just received the Wixey Protractor and it sets the miter gage perfectly at 90 degrees.

Great idea and much appreciated

-- Al

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