Ok got my Dewalt chop saw Larry persuaded me to keep.
Been using my table saw mostly since i discovered how to use it better.
But Chas is doing some fine segment turning using his chop saw in such a manner that his accuracy has me coming back to ask.
How do you get to set a chop saw so it cuts as accurate as Chas is getting. Am i correct to presume that a smaller blade chop saw is one of the starting points?
Just finished a rush small project for a friends friend that involved making a replacement base for his front porch columns to stand on.
What they did in this case which he just wanted a repeat of was take 2x4 cut 4 pieces and make 45degree cuts on them. Then nail em all together to form a square wide side down.
Then take a piece of laminated 2x4 and cut a circle and place on top. I got asked to make it because the edge is profiled with a router both on the 2x4 and the round disc.
I out splines in the joints and glued it up instead of nails the way it had been done. Its gonna be painted so i was not that worried by the gaps but its not the way i would have liked it to leave my shop. The guy was in a hurry and so was i what with the house and all.
But now its time to get this right.
Am i expecting too much from a slider shop saw.?
I would have thought it was possible since trim guys use them for finish mouldings etc.
I still think if one has the space to do the cut the table saw with decent mitre gauge is better but i see many of you making these chop saw tables so i thought i would ask and get some discussion going.
Chuck you out there how do you do it?