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Posted on Am I expecting too much of this saw?

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Holbs

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#1 posted 06-15-2019 12:56 AM

I have learned you can not expect 0.001” perfection in miter saw cuts, as it’s not their purpose.
However, techniques come to mind to help.
I now slowly engage the wood piece, giving enough time for the saw blade gullets to clear out debris. This has help immensely to give a more accurate cut. Slamming down a cut with a miter saw will always give you saw blade deflection.
And of course, fine tuning everything and realizing you will have to fine tune once again later on as things eventually move.
I too used the default Bosch miter saw blade. Migrated to the Forrest Chop saw blade (which seems to be of thicker metal/less deflection) and the teeth do not dull as fast. Probably adds to the accurate cutting.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"


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