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Shallow Angle on a Chop Saw

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Cutting shallow angles can be tricky. Normally miter saws and tablesaw miter gauges aren’t capable of making these cuts. On a recent project, I needed to make 30-degree angled cuts on the ends of my boards for some triangular boxes. This required a saw table setting of 60 degrees, which my saw doesn’t have. I solved the problem by clamping my workpiece to a 12-in. by 12-in. support block made from two layers of 3/4-in. plywood. Then I set my saw at 30 degrees and cut the angle, as shown here.

 

 

 

 


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cfbrew2 wrote re: Shallow Angle on a Chop Saw
on 02-21-2010 7:05 PM

That is a good tip. I replaced my miter gauge with a new one that will cut 60 degrees. Many new miter saws will also cut 60 degrees to one side.

www.apexcarpentryinc.com

cfbrew2 wrote re: Shallow Angle on a Chop Saw
on 02-21-2010 7:05 PM

That is a good tip. I replaced my miter gauge with a new one that will cut 60 degrees. Many new miter saws will also cut 60 degrees to one side.

www.apexcarpentryinc.com