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#1 posted 11-30-2018 09:05 PM

However, re-reading your post, a 12” miter saw is not the way to get accurate 45 degree picture frame cuts. A miter saw has too many moving, bending, sliding spinning parts for that kind of accuracy. It’s just not made for that. Miter saws were originally designed for the construction industry.

My suggestion would be to use a table saw and frame jig like this one

It is deadly accurate. The thing I like about it the most is that the measurements are based on the length of the glass/mat regardless of the width of the frame rails. So if the glass and matte are 37 3/16×24 7/8 that’s what you measure and cut. Don’t bother with the fancy micro-jig sliders he uses.

It’s what I use to make frames like this one.

Keep the saw but make the jig.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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