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Why is my miter saw hard to slide when i move it to go to a different degree?

When I move the handle on my miter saw, to the left or right in order to change the degree of the cut, it is hard to slide it. I do hold down the handle lock when sliding. So that's not the problem.
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Why does my sliding miter saw go slanted down the line instead of straight?

I have a Chicago Electric 12” compound sliding miter saw, model 98194. Instead of sliding straight, it slants. It veers by about 1/16” going from back to front. It cuts slanted. The fence is square ...
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How would you make these brackets from Fine Woorking's Modular Wall Unit plans?

I'm a beginner woodworker, but I'm intrigued by these plans for a Modular Wall Unit from Fine Woodworking. They're outside my skill range but could be a fun challenge. The plans are pretty detailed, ...
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Why does my miter saw cut 45 degree angles differently?

I am a very amateur woodworker that's just getting started using my DWS 779 miter saw. My recent projects have been making bird houses with flat bottoms that have a 2" wall surrounding the floor....
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How to cut in middle of lumber with miter saw [closed]

How can I use a mitre saw to cut in the middle of astock (as seen in the picture)? If this would be hard to do with a mitre saw, what tool would be best? My assumption is that mitre saws go all the ...
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Is there anything a dual bevel mitre saw can do that a table saw can not?

I am setting up a workshop in a small space. Unfortunately it is not really large enough for every tool and machine I would like. In the near future I intend to do a lot of work with sheet materials ...
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Chop saw not square after alignment

I just got a new jointer and after aligning it I took a piece of white oak flooring and face planed then edge planed and the faces were nicely square with the edges but the ends were not. So I went ...
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How do I clean aluminum tool tables?

Now that I've got the rust on my table saw taken care of, I realized that my 25 year old miter saw base could use a little love. The majority of the saw is made out of cast(?) aluminum, so it hasn't &...
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Confusing warning in manual for Dewalt DWS715 miter saw

I just purchased a Dewalt DWS715 miter saw. I have never used one in my life, so naturally I am carefully reading the entire manual (here) first. There is "miter lock knob" which securely ...
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Why does my blade gets stuck in the wood while cutting?

I have a Scheppach mitre saw and have been using it for a few years. Recently I noticed it's began sticking (stop cutting) whilst cutting and I have to raise the blade and have several attempts to ...
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How do I calculate a miter angle?

See the image below: When I lay this out in Fusion, I can get the angles but I can't figure out how to calculate it mathematically. The goal is to have the angled stretcher fully contact the upper 45&...
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How to make compound cuts for struts in a icosahedron?

I'm making a dodecahedron and an icosahedron from struts of wood with compound mitre cuts. I have a compound mitre saw. I've made some test joints and the dodecahedron joints seem fine: while the ...
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How can I secure a depth stop on a mitre saw

I have a Metabo double tilt sliding mitre saw with a depth stop. I've been using the depth stop on the saw and a hand chisel to create lap joints. Although this has not been very successful as the ...
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Sliding miter saw's kerf too wide at one end of board

I don't yet have a table saw (just starting out and learning quickly here), but did come by a nice, used sliding compound miter saw from a friend who no longer had a need for it. The issue I'm ...
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Miter saw blade leaves some of its paint on the board

When I crosscut a board on a miter saw, if I follow safety rules and let the blade fully stop before raising it after cut is done, it leaves some marks on the corner of the just-cut miter where the ...
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Can I cut an acute angle, mid-stock with a mitre saw?

I want to make several 25° acute point cuts on long thing stock. The following is just an example: Before you tell me to bust out a hand saw: I've got ten bits of wood to cut at this angle and they'...
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Garage work bench compound miter saw position

I'm planning a garage work bench, watching a lot of YouTube for inspiration. I have noticed a common theme - a lot of people sink their miter saw below bench level which I plan to do, but have seen ...
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Cutting a 45 degree bevel on all 4 sides of a small piece of wood

I am trying to cut a piece of wood that will be the top to a ring box. The box is 2.5"x2.5" and 1" thick, I am trying to cut a 45 degree bevel on each side but I am unsure of how I should do this. ...
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Hitachi Miter saw slows down and stops while cutting bamboo flooring

I just bought a new Hitachi miter saw. I replaced the 24 tooth blade that came with it, with a 60 tooth blade. When I started cutting the bamboo planks the saw would stop spinning midway through ...
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What's the safest way to machine-cut angle greater than 45 degrees?

So anything up to 45 degrees is simple, either on a mitre/compound/chop saw, or on a table saw with a mitre gauge/crosscut sled. However, more than that is tricky. Mitre saws are out, because they ...
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Safety - Cutting multiple pieces at the same time

I'm barely a novice carpenter, in fact all the wood work that I do is for my college's technical theater program, but I'm handy with saws, and other power tools. I've been told by many people I work ...
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Can I cut wood with a blade for aluminium?

I got a power miter saw, it came with a default blade which is cool, but has too little teeth and the cut is not very clean. I want to buy another blade with more teeth, and I was offered a blade for ...
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Troubleshooting Compound Miters

I'm trying to fit trim on a square post. The trim goes around the base of the post where it meets a stone foundation. The trim is made from a fir 2x6 with the inside face (where it meets the post) ...
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Hitachi electric miter saw leaves a strange, slightly undulating non-square edge

I own a Hitachi C10FCE2 10-inch miter saw, it is my first miter saw. I'm a woodworking beginner but learning fast. I recently installed a "Makita A-93681 10-Inch 80 Tooth Micro Polished Mitersaw Blade"...
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Why won't my miter saw cut all the way through my work piece?

I have a cheap miter saw. When I saw something the blade does not go all the way through. The blade does not reach entirely between the fence and the bottom, leaving a part uncut. Is this a known ...
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Hose converter between Dewalt Saw and Shop Vac

I recently bought DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw and was hoping to hook it up to my Shop-Vac 12-Gallon 6-Peak HP Shop Vacuum. So far, I've been unsuccessful at finding a ...
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Miter saw slightly hits plastic kerf when cutting at 45°

I got my first miter saw yesterday and have been getting familiar with using it. I was going to do a 45° miter cut when I realized that the blade slightly hit the plastic kerf as it came down. Also, ...
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Making safe cuts: Sliding miter saw vs Radial-arm saw

In multiple questions (this is one) having to do with sliding miter saws, we have been admonished how to correctly make cuts - to wit: with the motor off, pull the saw outward, push the saw down, turn ...
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What is the crosscut capacity of the DeWalt DWS709 compound sliding miter saw?

I'm shopping for a new miter saw and this time I want to buy a compound slider. I'm having a hard time getting information about the horizontal cutting depth of the slide (not the cutting depth ...
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Do I need to clean my miter and table saw after each use? [closed]

A contractor told me that I need to clean wood dust from my table saw and miter saw after each use. He explained that leaving wood dust can impact the tools’ longevity and I should use a compressed ...
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What kind of a hand saw guide is being used in this video?

Image from Youtube Go to about 1:30 in the video to see the saw guide. I am helping my son build a pinewood derby car, and something like this would be helpful.
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Help needed to decide between a miter saw or sliding miter saw

I occasionally do some wood project for fun. I already have a 10” table saw and I have a limited budget to buy a 10” miter saw. My budget allows me to either buy a Dewalt DW713 or a lower brand ...
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What level of inaccuracy is considered tolerable for a miter saw?

I have a brand new skil 12" double bevel compound miter saw. The fence is aligned properly - It creates a perfect 90% angle with the blade when set to 0 degrees. however, if I set it to 45 degrees on ...
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Is there a certain way to cut a 2" thickness piece of wood on the miter saw?

I'm a student in woodworking. Today, when I tried cutting my 2" thickness maple wood, it jumped back when I got towards the bottom corner. The second time I tried cutting another piece, the same ...
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How do I accurately cut a board exactly in half?

This might be a silly question, but how do I accurately measure, mark and cut a board perfectly in half on a miter saw? I know that if I want to cut a board of a specific length, I would mark that ...
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How to improve a sliding miter saw dust collection?

I have a sliding miter saw with a seriously undersized dust port (1¼"). It's originally built to throw the dust in a tiny bag. When ever I make cuts, about 25% (bag) or 50% (shopvac) of the dust is ...
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Does circular saw diameter bear on anything but maximum cut depth?

Assuming we're talking about sliding miter saws, or table saws, does one select a blade diameter purely to maximize the potential depth of cut? Or are there other benefits to larger blade diameters ...
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Miter Saw Capabilities

I am looking to buy a 12" miter saw, but there are so many different adjectives describing the tool: basic miter saw; compound miter saw; sliding compound miter saw; dual sliding compound miter saw, ...
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How to sharpen a circular saw or mitre saw blade

I got a mitre saw second hand and I am not sure how long it was in service for. I don't want to just buy a 12 inch blade as they can be expensive. Ultimately, I will have to purchase one at some point....
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