Figuring Angle Cuts On The Table Saw
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basics on figuring the correct angles for Table Saw cuts.
woodworkers seem to have difficulty figuring the right Table
and Miter Gauge angles when making a cut that's not within
the marked range of their Table/Blade tilt quadrant or Miter
Gauge quadrant. Here's the answer.
most Table Saws, the tilt quadrant ranges from 45-degrees
to 90-degrees. This range represents the relative bevel angle
between the Saw Blade and its Worktable. When you need to
make a 10-degree bevel cut, for example...or one of 125-degrees,
you'll soon discover that neither of these numbers can be
found on the tilt quadrant.
cutting an angle from "0" to 45-degrees, merely subtract the
angle you intend to cut from 90-degrees and set your Table/Blade
tilt quadrant at that number. For example, if you want to
cut a 10-degree angle, set your tilt quadrant at 80-degrees.
from 90-degrees to 135-degrees are obtained by subtracting
the desired angle from 180-degrees. For example, if you want
to cut a 125-degree angle, you would set your tilt quadrant
same rules apply to Miter Gauge settings. It's that simple.