11:28AM | 11/16/04
Member Since: 11/05/04
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when mitering a baseboard with a power saw i have had a problem where the cut is not 45 degrees,when I hold it against the fence of the saw, because the baseboard is not the same thickness from top to bottom.

how do you overcome this problem?


05:15AM | 11/17/04
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
Varying widths (because of a profile, for instance) should have no effect on your ability to miter the baseboard to a 45. Is your blade sharp?


05:53AM | 11/17/04
Member Since: 11/05/04
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the saw is a new crafsman and I have a 200 tooth blade, the cut is smooth , but I have found if I hold the baseboard flat on its bottom edge , I can get a 45 with some trim. Also I am the trim is standing in the saw , not laying flat .

Would tht make any differance?


06:07AM | 11/17/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Tony,

One thing I wonder here is if you have the workpiece squarely positioned in your saw.

Does your saw you have side supports?

And another thing...the angle might be 45 but your walls might not be 90! I've run into this problem more times than I'd like to admit. Sometimes you need to adjust for an un-square house.

And I'm guessing from your last post that your saw is a compound miter saw. I DON'T think it's a good idea to use the 'bevel' (tilt) to do simple (non-compound) mitering.


-k2 in CO

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