If anyone is having trouble with 90-degree crosscuts and hasn't yet built a
crosscut sled, they should get their act together and build one today! :)
I have a really sorry TS that I've been working on trying to wrangle into
becoming at least somewhat useful. I made some adjustments, and
dramatically improved the quality of my rips, but crosscuts were still
absolutely hopeless. I tried making a table-width fence with an auxilliary
slider to ride in the opposite miter slot, but it was a marginal
improvement at best.
So I just finished carefully building a crosscut sled, making it as perfect
as I could. Lo and behold, the damn thing actually worked! I cut several
piece in a row that are only the slightest hair off, and I think that hair
can be chalked up to not clamping the work. I'm going to build some kind
of clamping mechanism into the thing tomorrow, and see if I can get closer
Boat anchor hell! I might even end up keeping this thing for a few more
years, until I can afford to tear down my termite-infested shop and build
one that's large enough to more comfortably accommodate a larger saw.
Is there some source for angle blocks that I could use along with this in
order to cut 45s and other common angles? I'd have better luck if I didn't
have to manufacture them using this saw, since I'd have to go back to the
miter gauge to do it, and that sorry ass miter gauge was definitely a big
contributor to all the problems I've had.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
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