I've used my 10" Delta Shopmaster compound miter saw for several years now
on 2x4 and smaller stock. No problems at all. However, when I just cut a
nominal 2x6, about 1/4" on the outside, bottom corner was not cut by the
blade. The blade bottomed out leaving this corner unscathed.
The fence is, by default, as far to the rear as it can be.
Because the sticker on the base of the saw table says that it can
cross-cut a nominal 2x6, I'm surprised that I had problems. Of course, I had
the board laying on a face rather than an edge, but I assumed that is how it
should be placed.
Is my experience unique? What should I do the next time I cut a board this