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post #1 of 4 Old 04-20-2019, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Cutting on the tilt for angles above 45 on a sliding dropsaw

Hi all this I my first post

I am currently working on a project that requires multiple cuts over 45 degrees on stock that measures 145mm wide by 32 mm thick

My question is does anybody know how or have they cut using a sliding drop saw cut over 45 degrees maybe some kind of jig?

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When cutting 45 degrees or less it's easy enough laying the board flat on the saw table. When you cut more than 45 degrees you run the board edgewise through the saw with the wide face against the fence. For example if you needed to cut 50 degrees you set the saw on 40 degrees. The saw is at 90 degrees to begin with and you subtract the angle you want from where you set the saw.
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145 mm = 5.7"

Standing 5.7" vertically may be over the limits of the saw's capacity .... I donno?

If that's the case laying it flat may be the only answer other than by hand saw. For angles less than 45 degrees, use a 45 degree scrap as the jig. As Steve said, the saw is set at 90 degrees when the indicator reads "0". So, all you angle number must be subtracted from 90 to get the actual cut angle. Yes, it's a bit confusing for a newbie;

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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On a miter saw:

Works when laying board flat on table.

Lay a strip of wood on the saw table parallel to the saw blade, so the end being cut is raised, the thicker the strip the sharper the cut, will take some experimenting to determine desired angle.

Trim carpenters will use their pencil when cutting mitered trim to have relief on the back of the board for a better looking fit.

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