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Posted on Accuracy: Miter saw vs TS Miter sled

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Kazooman

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 06:14 PM



Thank you Grant, yes I m running their router plate, LS Positioner on the router and a box joint jig for the TS and I know they make quality stuff for sure.

I ve seen those miter trimmers, but I believe they do need to be cut with a miter saw first, then run through that trimmer. So there s now 2 steps to each cut. Plus, I don t see it being an easy thing to force a blade to chop through, say, a 1” x 2.5” wide cherry or oak frame!

- Poplarguy

I have one of the original Lion miter trimmers. You are correct that you make a rough cut first and then clean it up with the trimmer. You do not take off large bites of wood. You take thin shavings. Once you get the fence set accurately every single miter will be dead nuts on 45 degrees and the mating surfaces will be as smooth as glass. You cannot beat these for picture frames.

The other option is to use a plane with a shooting board.


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