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chiro2u

11:33PM | 03/01/03
Member Since: 02/27/03
3 lifetime posts
i have tried to get my 1 by 1by4 inch wood trim to frame my window neatly and flush and the 45 degree angels never totally fit. there is always a space. i have checked that my miter saw is exactly 45 degrees and i have a new blade. the corner joints are not completely flush. How do you get the corners to fit? frustrated and going nuts!!

wvutm

06:40AM | 03/06/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
11 lifetime posts
It's been a long time since I've worked with this. But, make sure you are using the saw the same way everytime (if using a hand saw). Also, pay attention to how you cut along your marks - remember, you are taking the width of the saw blade out with each cut (that's blade width x2).

Try leaving your mark on the wood rather than taking it out.

Mark Hammond

02:38PM | 03/06/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi chiro,
Have you considered that the window may be out of square and that a 45 degree miter cut may not be correct? Also sometimes you need to twist and move the piece as you nail it in place because of differences such as bows in the side of the window frame. Good luck.....MJH


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