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Thread: cutting 45 angle on a left tilting TS

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    cutting 45 angle on a left tilting TS

    I have a Hitachi (strongly regret it) TS whose blade tilts to the left.

    I have a 4" wide board about 24" long that I need to put a 45 bevel on one edge.

    How do I rip the 45 angle, with the wood on the right side of the blade (cutting from underneath) or the left side (cutting from top)?

    Thanks guys.

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    I also have a left tilt saw, and I'd make that cut with the fence on the right aide of the blade. I always want the blade tilting away from the fence.
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    With a left tilting saw, I always cut bevels with the workpiece (and fence) to the right of the blade. That way, you'll never have an offcut trapped between blade and fence (invitation to a kickback).
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    You guys are fast!

    The kick back issue also crossed my mind with the wood trapped under the blade.

    Thanks guys, I will do that.

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    one other suggestion julio is to use a router table to make that cut..
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    +1 for what they said
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    one other suggestion julio is to use a router table to make that cut..
    You know, Larry, that may be the way to go.

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    Router table is going to be the safesy way to go.

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    Turns out I don't have a 45 bit, can you believe that!

    I managed to cut it on the TS by raising the blade little by little rather than with one cut. It worked out ok.

    I also used the joiner by adjusting the fence.It took a while but it was a nice cut.

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