I have bought a B&D circular saw (http://tinyurl.com/ypqbd ) and using it
today I've found it is not cutting at 90degrees. In fact (if my maths is
correct) it is more like 88-89 degrees or about 1mm out when cutting 30mm
of timber. There seems to be quite a lot of lateral movement of the blade,
which I assume is causing this.
Should I be expecting more accuracy from this? Although not a major
problem at the moment, I would have hoped for better. Are there better
alternatives out there in the same price bracket (£60)?
Your saw has the ability to cut at angles of up to 45 degrees by tilting the
sole plate relative to the blade. In order for it to cut square, it is
important that the sole plate is moved right back to its "home" position so
as to be perpendicular to the plane of the blade. It's as well to check this
before concluding that it's faulty.
You may find a stop designed to allow the sole plate return to zero.
On a good saw this will be adjustable. On a cheap saw it may be just
a piece of bent steel. You may have to adjust this back stop to get a
Paul Mc Cann
You should find a small screw at the back to limit the upright position. You
probably need to adjust this so that it cuts true to 90deg in he upright
position, same probably goes for the 45deg position at the lower part.
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