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Forum topic by Thfay posted 01-26-2018 05:47 PM 752 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2018 05:47 PM

I own a Makita LS1216L compound miter saw. I want to attach a blade stabilizer as some of my cuts are not fully straight; they lack the precision I want. A call to Makita resulted in naught. Has anyone a suggestion?

Many thanks,


-- BUzz, Mississippi

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#1 posted 01-26-2018 05:54 PM

Never used a stabilizer on my MS. Could be that ya have a blade issue?
Where in MS are ya? Always welcome to my shop in Tupelo.

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#2 posted 01-26-2018 05:58 PM

A stabilizer might help and they are not expensive, but I would first look at a different blade. You did not indicate what brand and type of blade you are currently using. There are possibly some other factors involved like forcing the blade into the wood too fast which could cause blade distortion, and clamping the wood being cut to prevent movement. Lastly with the slide action on that saw there could be a little movement there.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-26-2018 06:13 PM

Thanks Bill,

I live in Hattiesburg.

I am trying to make certain geometric forms (polyhedra) using equilateral triangles and squares for faces. The simplest of these are of a tetrahedron (four equilateral triangular faces) and the square based pyramid (four triangular faces and square base). I have no particular problem cutting the equilateral
faces. Then I have to bevel or miter the edges for assembly. My cuts are for the most part clean and straight, but minute variations in the cut show up when it comes time to clamp and glue.

I suppose the problem could be in my clamping the triangles for the miter cut.

I use a blade stabilizer on my table saw that has made life significantly better. So i thought a similar approach for the compound miter saw might be an asset as well.

This is probably more info than is needed. Sorry,


-- BUzz, Mississippi

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#4 posted 01-31-2018 03:15 PM

Many thanks Les B,

After reconsideration and much complentation I think you were spot on with speed of cut and perhaps clamping.

A day or so ago I cut out approximately twenty equilateral triangles. No mitering of edges as yet. I moved the saw blade hrough the wood slowly but not so slowly as to burn the cut. So far, not poor edges, all is clean and straight.

We shall see when I begin cutting the miters, I will very carefully clamp!


-- BUzz, Mississippi

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