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Need help squaring up cross cut sled.

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I don't know how this is possible.

I'm getting square to the right side of the kerf cut and way off square on the left side of the kerf cut.

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It certainly could be that the square is not square. But rather than use a square, try the 5-cut method for squaring the fence. You can get it square to a 0.05 deg or better doing this.

Just google "crosscut sled 5 cut" and you'll get lots of examples of this.

Obviously in all cases you need your fence to be straight.

Alternatively you can use your square like dhazelton described to check it for square. But aside from checking, you can see how far it is off and use that to compensate.

I happen to have two framing squares. One is close to perfect, the other is off about 1/16 th inch over about 18" (0.2 deg).
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