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  • Miter saw MS1065LZ accuracy

    I recently purchased the 10" MS1065LZ saw. With the 90 deg cut dead on and I switch to a 45 degree bevel it cuts at 87 degrees. I returned the saw and the replacement saw is also this far off. Jim S.
    Jim S.

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    Please step away from the power tools. Your not quite ready.
    info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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    • #3
      When you're making that bevel cut, look at the table as the blade passes through the stock. My guess is that the table is flexing which throws off the angle of the cut. I have the same problem with a Craftsman CMS that is also made by TTI. I've also been able to duplicate the flexing problem on both Ridgid and Ryobi demo 10" CMS's at HD. Buy a DeWalt or a Makita.

      [ 12-13-2005, 10:12 AM: Message edited by: BadgerDave ]
      Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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      • #4
        I returned the saw to HD and went to a local dealer and bought a Porter-Cable 3700L for the same money. It has dual adjustable lasers.
        Jim S.

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        • #5
          Dave, a little flex could be possible and cause a half degree of flex. But an 87 degree from 45 setting? He is just not measuring the right angle. any saw he gets will do the same thing.LOL
          info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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          • #6
            Sorry Dan but I gotta disagree with you. On my saw, with the bevel set at 45° and cutting a 1x4, I can have as much as a 3° angle from the front of the board to the back of the board. And yes, the workpiece is usually clamped down and the saw is aligned. [img]smile.gif[/img]
            Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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            • #7
              Hey Dan, I read it the same way you did on the first shot. He is setting the bevel at 45° and the miter remains at 90° but when he makes the cut the bevel is indeed 45° but the miter angle is now 87° or 3° of square

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              • #8
                Thanks Dave you explained the problem much better than I did.
                Jim S.

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                • #9
                  Theoretical Math vs Carpentry.
                  Astronomical Telescopes suffer from a similar plight, since the rotational axes [concentric circles] are offset slightly. The solution is a Radial Arm saw.

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