Makita LS1040F 10" miter saw. Inaccurate cuts
I have a Makita LS1040F 10" single compound miter saw that I bought new summer of last year. I have struggled with getting accurate cuts on basic materials ie oak, poplar pine etc since it was new.
Today I got out the owners guide and spend at least an hour trying to get simple accurate cuts. The inaccuracy on the material is the width. Say Im cutting a 3" wide by 1/2 thick board. Its the 3" thats not square.
My first question is am I asking too much from this miter saw for accuracy?
Is it simply a close enough tool for framing?
I dont think its too much too ask for nice flat straight cuts. I am using both of my Starret squares to check.
My last cut that I just made with some 1/2 thick oak was pretty close to square but not absolutely. I do have a bit of blade wobble as I hold the blade and wiggle it side to side. Could it be the blade material and the thinnness of the blade? It is the stock Makita blade.
And lastly, is my solution a different blade thats maybe thicker?
Please let me know what you guys think cause until I get good square cuts Im not going to be happy.
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