|Forum topic by Medickep||posted 10-30-2013 07:07 PM||1070 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-30-2013 07:07 PM
In keeping with my TS education I decided it was time to learn exactly how to use the miter gauge on my TS. I have a chair I want to build and need to offset the legs at an angle. Since only one side on most of the pieces will be offset, the easy way would be to use my chop saw for the angled cut first and than make the 90 degree cut at the desired length.
But I wanted to know how to use the miter gauge with great accuracy as my chair has a piece, which is angled on both sides.
I have the Rigid TS3650 and everything is accurate enough for a hobbyist. I don’t have a board mounted to the gauge yet, but think I’ll need to as well as look into some sort of clamp that works with the miter gauge.
My real question is how do you make a dead on miter gauge cut without using the fence, as I’ve heard never to do so. If the piece I have is 13” long and I want one side to be offset 15 degrees, without loosing any length!
Thanks in advance!