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#1 posted 07-18-2021 11:11 AM

I was having the same issues with my Ridgid miter saw. I switched to a full kerf blade ( Amana 80 tooth AMT, 10 degree) and it helped quite a bit. Also, making positive hold downs. I then made my own jig from steel to hold crown so I only do a miter, not a compound which seemed to be the biggest problem. Last test cuts seemed much better.

Sliding/compound saws are inherently sloppier. I wish I never sold my original Delta simple miter as it was more accurate.

On the TS, best to make a sled with positive hold downs. Again, a full kerf blade helps. I run a Amana 60 tooth.

For picture frames and even face frame fine detail, I have a clone Lyons miter trimmer. It is how I get a edge perfect trim.

The other “fix” sometimes mentioned is expensive. Festool. Seems it is a little better. I am not ready to go there yet.


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