Craftsman mitre saw problem


Hello. I have a craftsman 10" sliding compound mitre saw.
When set for a 45 degree bevel, the blade strikes the left plastic table insert. There is no adjustment possible on the saw, and it looks as if it would slice at least 1/4 " off the radius of the insert. All other angles, dangles and bojangles do not interfere with the table inserts.
Has anyone else encountered this, and if so, what is the workaround?
Thanks in advance
FRS
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Finlay Spicer wrote:

Don't have the particular saw, but it's not at all uncommon for saw inserts in general to be cast for the 90-deg position and require cutting to accommodate the full range of blade travel.
IOW, I'd guess it's WAD or a "feature", not a problem.
One could make another sacrificial insert if didn't want to cut the original or I'm sure there are replacements available from Sears so can have one dedicated to 45-deg work if desired...
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That is just one of the many unwanted features available on Craftsman tools for only a modest price increase over other quality brands.
G.S.
On Sat, 06 Sep 2008 18:27:59 GMT, Finlay Spicer

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On Sat, 06 Sep 2008 18:27:59 GMT, Finlay Spicer

Does the saw have a 50-deg bevel, maybe bevel stops to adjust? The story IS don't buy a miter saw you cannot "tune-up".
See if your blade bevel is 45-degree with a speed square.
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My deepest sympathies.

Don't waste another minute on this turkey. Get a new or used Hitachi 10" sliding compound saw (Amazon, eBay) and sell yours on Craigslist or the PenneySaver so that someone else can have fun with it. A miter saw has to be adjustable to very small angles for doing any real cabinetry or crown moulding work without winding up with bunches of unusable scrap. Personally, I use a Bosch 12" beast and do a lot of compound angle framing work on a current house project. It has all manner of adjustments and holds them perfectly without hacking into the insert. DeWalt is cheaper, but with less finesse. Having a decent miter saw lets you use your table saw for what is good at. i would never have a shop without both. Bottom line, buy a decent tool to do decent work. Remember, you're amortizing the cost over maybe 30 years, so buy cheap and buy often isn't very wise.
Joe
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This proves my grandfather's saying:
"Buy something of good quality, it only hurts once, when you pay for it. Buy something cheap and it hurts every time you use it."
Makes sense to me.
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