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#1 posted 08-18-2016 03:08 AM

axam,

Since I know nothing about the Bosch Table saw, I am of no help with the riving knife, although for safety, keeping it in place is a good idea. I personally have always used the factory blade guard for every cut I can. A spinning unguarded saw blade scares the day lights out of me!

If the saw blade and fence are parallel to the mitre slot, then setting the mitre gauge for a square cut can be done with a framing square (as long as the framing square is actually square). This can be done by place one leg of the framing square against the fence, which is locked in place. The mitre gauge is then adjusted so that the face of the mitre gauge rests against the other leg of the framing square.

Alternatively, if the mitre slot is milled square to the infeed edge of the table saw table, the mitre gauge can be aligned with the infeed edge of the table saw for a square cut. An angle gauge could be also be used, but using one of these alternative methods for square cuts could work just as well. However, an angle gauge would be handy for mitre and bevel cuts; if you are like me and do not trust the markings on the table saw’s bevel indicator or on the mitre gauge.

Depending on how much you plan to use the saw, a quality saw blade can make a difference.


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