dual chamfer on end of 2x4

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Forum topic by rjherald posted 09-16-2017 04:35 AM 972 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2017 04:35 AM

can someone help me on how i can make the cut in the attached picture with a miter saw? i am stuck. tried a bunch of times but nothing consistent. thanks for the help


-- rjherald, indianapolis

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#1 posted 09-16-2017 04:55 AM

Is it deceptively complicated somehow? What is not working? If you need several I would do all the 45s, set a stop block and do all the 30s.

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#2 posted 09-16-2017 04:56 AM

Are you using a fence and stop block?

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#3 posted 09-16-2017 02:22 PM

thanks for the replies. the distance from the point to the end of the 45 is 1 1/4 inch. what i am trying to do is get the chamfer widths consistent.for instance, obviously have a fence on the miter saw. here is a better picture of what i am trying to do.

thanks again


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#4 posted 09-16-2017 02:44 PM

Here is how I would approach it …

I would cut the 30 degree cut first—that will be used to determine the length of the board. If the 45 is cut first, then the length of the board changes when the 30 is cut—to me, it would harder to get the length that I wanted after making the 30 second cut.

Now it is making a few test cuts on the 30 degree cut … A stop board can be used to push the board against, and the depth of the miter saw adjusted so that it does not cut into the stop board. The 45s can all be cut against the stop board and should all be the same.

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#5 posted 09-16-2017 05:29 PM

rjh30518 and others

thanks for the tips. i will let you know how it comes out


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