Making a 70.6 cut on miter saw

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• posted on February 18, 2010, 8:17 pm

wrote: A few miter gauges have a 1/10 degree vernier, so the precision is available (though perhaps not to 70 degrees, directly). What the accuracy of the gauge is, including miter slot slop, may be another matter.
Come on, people - have you forgotten how to work without using miter gauges that have built-in stops???
Tom

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• posted on February 18, 2010, 8:31 pm

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 3:14 am

I'll ask this again,,, can yo actually set your miter gauge to 70.6 degrees?

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 3:32 am

When you set it at 19.4. It's all in how you look at it <G>

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 3:41 am
Leon wrote:

Sure. You move it to the position and tigten the screw. Geez.

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 6:32 am

Come on, Leon. Stop trying to be cute. He sets his miter guage at 19.4 degrees. Jeez.
Tom

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 1:09 pm

And he ends up with a miter at 19.4 degrees. He needs 70.6 degrees. The cut needs to be more towards a rip rather than closer to a cross cut. DOH!

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 1:41 pm

Well, then you didn't look at Swing's SU pic. It *is* closer to a rip than a cross cut.

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 1:45 pm

Another way to explain is this: Your blade is 90 degrees relative to your fence, right? Now subtract 19.4 degrees. Whatcha got now?
i know, I know, LOL

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 2:05 pm

Another way to explain is this: Your blade is 90 degrees relative to your fence, right? Now subtract 19.4 degrees. Whatcha got now?
That would work if the miter gauge indicated 90 degrees but mine only goes to 50 degrees so... What are you going to subtract 19.4 degrees from on your miter gauge fence? 0 degrees or 45~ 50 degrees?
The problem here is that the typical miter gauge has no 90 degree setting. What you think is a 90 degree setting is actually a 0 degree setting.
Any setting on the average miter gauge is going to result in a cut that is wrong unless you add a jig or template to hold the work's long edge 90 degrees to the miter fence and then set the gauge to 19.4 degrees.

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 2:18 pm
On 02/19/2010 07:45 AM, Robatoy wrote:

Well ya cornfused me on that one, Bubba. I'm pretty sure the blade is 0 degrees relative to the fence, at least that's the way it appears on MY table saw.
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• posted on February 19, 2010, 2:27 pm

I think he is talking about the miter gauge fence.

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 2:44 pm
On 02/19/2010 08:27 AM, Leon wrote:

That's not a FENCE. THIS is a fence:
http://www.deltaportercable.com//ProductImages/PC_Graphics/PHOTOS/DELTA/ACCESSORIES/LARGE/78-902_1.jpg
:-)
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• posted on February 19, 2010, 3:01 pm

http://www.deltaportercable.com//ProductImages/PC_Graphics/PHOTOS/DELTA/ACCESSORIES/LARGE/78-902_1.jpg
or,, :~)
http://www.incra.com/images/miter_5000_zoom.jpg

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 6:07 pm
On 2/19/10 8:44 AM, Steve Turner wrote:

http://www.deltaportercable.com//ProductImages/PC_Graphics/PHOTOS/DELTA/ACCESSORIES/LARGE/78-902_1.jpg
What an idiot. Do *YOU* see a 70.6 degree setting on that fence?
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• posted on February 19, 2010, 6:42 pm
On 02/19/2010 12:07 PM, -MIKE- wrote:

No, but it's BIG. And it's a FENCE. And it's really awesome, and... what the hell were we talking about again? :-)
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• posted on February 19, 2010, 6:55 pm
On 2/19/2010 12:42 PM, Steve Turner wrote:

Crocodile Dundee ... how soon we forget! ;)
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• posted on February 19, 2010, 7:15 pm
On 02/19/2010 12:55 PM, Swingman wrote:

Rawight! :-)
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• posted on February 19, 2010, 7:18 pm

Nawww.. THIS is a FENCE!!!!
http://www.australiantraveller.com/index.php?view=article&id=2685

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• posted on February 19, 2010, 7:57 pm
-MIKE- wrote:

It has a 70.5 degree stop and can be fine tuned from there.
If you gotta have 70.6 actually marked on the gage you need a 1000SE or 1000HD, both of which have 1/10 degree verniers.