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So im looking to make 3 triangal boxes.
What degrees do the bottom 2 cuts and top 1 cut have to be?
What degrees do the bottom 2 cuts and top 1 cut have to be?
It depends on your sides. If its an equilateral triangle, then they should be 60 degrees per corner or 30 degrees each. If its an isosceles right triangle, then the 90 would each be 45 and the others would be 22.5 degrees each.lateralus819 said:So im looking to make 3 triangal boxes.
What degrees do the bottom 2 cuts and top 1 cut have to be?
Awesome. I want it to be equal lengths on all sides. So 30 degrees for each cut is what i need?It depends on your sides. If its an equilateral triangle, then they should be 60 degrees per corner or 30 degrees each. If its an isosceles right triangle, then the 90 would each be 45 and the others would be 22.5 degrees each.
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if cutting on a miter saw 30 degrees won't work. you would need to cut 60 degrees to make a 120 degree turn. 2- 30 degree miters on a miter saw will only turn you 60 degrees because the zero on a miter saw gives you a 90 degree cut.
He's correct about the mitre saw setting. 0 is perpendicular to the fence. 30 degrees will yield a 120 degree angle on the finished product so you set the saw angle for 60 degrees (which yields a 30 degree cut relative to the fence and a 60 degree finished product). I never understood why they set it up this way in the first place.DannyT said:if cutting on a miter saw 30 degrees won't work. you would need to cut 60 degrees to make a 120 degree turn. 2- 30 degree miters on a miter saw will only turn you 60 degrees because the zero on a miter saw gives you a 90 degree cut.
OK, I see what your saying... I was envisioning cutting on the bevel where the cut is referrenced to the bed, not the fence.He's correct about the mitre saw setting. 0 is perpendicular to the fence. 30 degrees will yield a 120 degree angle on the finished product so you set the saw angle for 60 degrees (which yields a 30 degree cut relative to the fence and a 60 degree finished product). I never understood why they set it up this way in the first place.
Persactly :thumbsup:So just to be clear, i set my saw to 60 degrees, which will yield a triangle with all sides equal lengths?