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Forum topic by nimedic posted 11-30-2020 01:40 PM 191 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nimedic

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11-30-2020 01:40 PM

I purchased a Hitachi CR12RSH2 new back in 2017, but didn’t really use it until I built my shop and miter saw station. Now that that’s finished, I’m noticing that while slide cutting at 90° that the cut is approximately 1/16” off from my cut line (i.e. when I start the cut, the blade is to the right of the cut line, and when I finish, it’s just to the left of it.) My blade is new, my fences are coplanar, and the blade is 90° to the fence. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 11-30-2020 03:08 PM

It needs to be squared up. Check the owner’s manual to see if that can be accomplished on that model, and how to do it.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 11-30-2020 04:32 PM

Thin or full kerf blade? Brand? I ask because on mine with the thin kerf blades i get about that much blade deflection if I cut too fast. I need to let the saw spin up to full speed and slowly pull it across. 12” thin kerf blades flex a LOT. Perfect for construction though.

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