I've noticed alot of people on this forum have their Radial Arm Saws dialed in at 90 degrees.
Obviously, this makes crosscutting at 90 degrees a snap. I understand the premise of not moving the saw out of that 90 degree setting, and angling the work to the blade, instead of the blade to the work.
This makes for a really nice/neat looking RAS set up, with a nice clean fence and table (with only one kerf in it.)
So I've used my RAS mostly for cutting long lengths of 6" baseboard trim for my house. I find it ideal for that.
Of course, I have to angle to carriage at 45 degrees every time there's a 90 to go around, and sometimes I cut 22.5 degrees for certain corners in my house.
So here's the question: I'm all for keeping this thing at 90 degrees and building a miter jig for it, but how do I possibly miter a 12 foot long piece of baseboard? As I can see it, if I'm using a miter jig of some kind, the piece of baseboard would extend off the table almost immediately, rendering the table almost useless as a support. If I use roller supports at the proper height, it still sounds incredibly flimsy, and dangerous.
Or I can just angle the arm, kerf the table and fence at the mitered angle and be done with it - essentially taking the arm out of square on purpose.
I'm interested to know what folks out there have done in this situation. Thoughts?