How critical is a 100% jointed flat lined 30" miter saw plate?

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Forum topic by Holbs posted 04-04-2018 03:22 AM 1391 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2018 03:22 AM

My Goodell-Pratt 30” miter saw is ready for sharpening. I lay a level along the tooth line and come to find out the front 4-5” has a 1/8” or so gap from the middle/rear of the tooth line. It appears, the saw has filed a groove in the moveable arm assembly which is the probable cause of this. Never have used a hand miter saw before… is the front 4-5” critical to cutting boards? I’ve jointed a saw plate before by taking off small amounts, such as 1/32” or so. 1/8”+ seems daunting :)

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#1 posted 04-04-2018 08:41 PM

I don’t think it will ever touch wood. I know my mitre box saw only touches wood on the middle 2/3rds of the blade, the rest ride on the carrier.

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#2 posted 04-05-2018 01:53 AM

Ditto. If it doesn’t touch I wouldn’t worry.

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