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#1 posted 03-08-2021 12:19 PM

The Lyon design has a very, very accurate eccentric adjustment for 45 degrees. Any other angle, you are left to your own devices. If you want a common one, you can make spacers that fit over the pin.

I was thinking some 1200 or 2000 grit on the fences and a clamp would fix the slipping. I had not seen the grizzly jig. If it was accurate enough, might be handy. But it only adjusts external length and the trick on picture frames is the inside rabbet corner. The outside corner is fragile and a poor reference point for picture frames. I’ll think about it and maybe make something myself.

Fred, I have been making boxes mostly and it seems that I have miters on just about everything I build. My last 10 items (some not posted yet) have been multi-sided items with trim, so I must have about 20 miters at least in most things I make.

- awsum55

Like most tools, the trimmers have a setting (sortof) for 45º and 90º miters, setting them for the other angles is likely to be a lot less handy than you envision. Keep that in mind.

- Fred Hargis

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