I'm attempting to make a picture frame w/basic mitered corners, using my Bosch 5412L CSMS. I've had this saw for about 7 years, haven't used it that much (so no wear issues), and despite fiddling with the adjustments & getting it set up properly (I think it is), I have NEVER been able to get this thing to cut a decent basic (not even compound) miter. Although the angle appears to be 45, the center of the cut is crowned. I've also had it be dipped slightly. This bloody thing was 600 some bucks, and had great reviews when I got it. You'd think it could handle a 45 degree cut across flat, square 1.5" x .5" oak. Nope. I am using the OEM blade. Might that be the trouble (blade flexing)? Any suggestions for a GOOD 12" blade? My finances are a bit limited at the moment, so cost-effective is vital.
I used to have a great shop, prior to a divorce a few years back (old story, eh?). I had a PM2000 table saw, & would cut miters with a jig like this one: https://www.finewoodworking.com/uploadedImages/Fine_Woodworking_Network/Image_Resources/Web_Only/99930357_low-miter-sled-drawing.jpg
Works great because errors are canceled out across the 2 pieces. Anyway to accomplish this with a SCMS? Maybe a couple pieces of angle iron, 90 degrees to each other, screwed to the saw table, 45 degrees to the blade, set for a straight cut. Anyone do anything like this?
Any opinions of this blade: http://www.amazon.com/Freud-D1244X-12-Inch-General-Purpose/dp/B00008WQ33/ref=sr_1_26?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1397435376&sr=1-26[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Freud-D1244X-12-Inch-General-Purpose/product-reviews/B00008WQ33/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
I'm guessing the price is "too good to be true". Or to not be junk, at least?