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Forum topic by DurocShark posted 09-28-2014 02:47 PM 779 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DurocShark

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09-28-2014 02:47 PM

I’ve had several saws over the years, and I never use the stops for the 90 and 45.

It is too sensitive to how hard I crank the wheel changing the setting. Maybe a higher end saw (my best one was a 70’s Rockwell) would work better.

Just curious if I’m the only one that moves the stops way out and ignores them. I use my digital gauge to set my blade every time.

-- -Don


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TheWoodenOyster

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 02:50 PM

I use mine for 90. The one for 45 was too far off to try to set. I have been wanting to get a wixey angle gauge and once I do, I bet the stops will go into retirement.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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SamuraiSaw

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 03:05 PM

I use them for reference only. Both stops on my saw are set a little out, and I use a digital gauge for the final adjustment.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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bonesbr549

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 04:15 PM

I use mine for 90 only. For 45 I use a digital.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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timbertailor

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 04:22 PM

I have them set but I always check the blade and fence with a Wixey.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Nubsnstubs

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 04:28 PM

I have an ‘88 Rockwell Delta Unisaw, and both stops are dead nuts on. I never check my angles unless I’m between 45° and 90°…. Seems like it’s all in the proper set up…......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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Mark Kornell

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 08:23 PM

I spent 15 minutes calibrating my 90° stop to get it “perfect”. After the first non-90 set of cuts, I went back to 90 and realized that some sawdust was interfering. Not by much but enough to bug me. So I backed off the stop and now just use an engineer’s square.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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