Mitre cut

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Old 06-20-12, 03:46 AM
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Mitre cut

I have a 12" compound sliding miter saw. How do I cut a 45 degree angle on a
1 x 6?
 
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Depends on the brand. If you are cutting across the grain with the board flat, just set the miter to 45 degrees and cut. If you are cutting the end, like in base molding, stand it up and cut with it vertical. NOW, comes the brand/style difference. Most saws will allow you to cut off the very end of the board, but that's it. The motor will hit the work if it is too long. I use a Ridgid offset motor belt driven 12" compound miter and it cuts tall molding beautifully because the motor is up and away from the work. I also have a Bosch 12", which won't allow long tails to be cut from the wood.
With your slider, if you are cutting the end off, don't slide it back, just do a chop motion. Cutting the full width, pull out the saw and allow it to cut on the back stroke.
 
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If you are cutting the end, like in base molding, stand it up and cut with it vertical.
You can also lay the board flat and tilt the blade 45 deg. and make the cut.
 
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