Mitre saw issues cutting door trim

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  1. Mar 24, 2013 #1

    joeyL

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    Hello. I'm using a hitachi c12fdh mitre saw when cutting trims to replace around doorways. When I put the two cut pieces together, they are about a 1/16" off. One cut is longer than the other. I have the saw tightened to exactly 45 degrees on each side according to the ruler strip on the base of the saw. Is there something I can adjust on the saw to correct this.
    The laser light also doesn't line up, but I don't need to use that. Is there, however, any way to adjust this as well.
    Appreciate any advice.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2013 #2

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    Joey, how did you have your trim laying when you made your cuts?

    Oh, and welcome to House Repair Talk!
     
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    Thank you. I have the trim (2-1/4") laying flat and cut it at the 45 degree mark.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2013 #4

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    Unplug the saw and check that the blades is square to the fence, when set for a sqaure cut. The fence is usually adjustable. If the fence is out 1/2 degree, you will have side cutting at 44.5 and the other side cutting at 45.5. When you have it right you should be able to cut a 2x4 at 45 degrees, flip one end over to make a perfect 90, just check that with a square.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2013 #5

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    I'll give it a try. Thanks for the help!
     
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