InsideDarkWeb.com

Why won't my miter saw cut all the way through my work piece?

I have a cheap miter saw. When I saw something the blade does not go all the way through. The blade does not reach entirely between the fence and the bottom, leaving a part uncut. Is this a known problem? Can I adjust some settings on the saw to solve this? Is my saw blade too small?

In this picture, the blade does not reach the red part:

enter image description here

I also made a video of me sawing.

Woodworking Asked by Sjoerd on December 29, 2020

4 Answers

4 Answers

I couldn't figure anything out from inspecting the saw on the outside, so I opened up the saw. It turns out that the saw did not go all the way down because there was a lot of saw dust on the inside:

saw dust in miter saw

Correct answer by Sjoerd on December 29, 2020

Is this a known problem?

I can't say but the simplest workaround is probably to install a sacrificial fence to hold the pieces being cut far out enough that the teeth will exit the bottom inside corner. Like this:

Mitre saw sacrificial fence

Answered by Graphus on December 29, 2020

You are not dropping the saw all the way. In your video, look at the underside of the movable arm. See the little tit sticking down on the left? That should make contact with the frame of the saw. Try looking at the position of blade with no wood in the saw and the arm all the way down.

Answered by WhatRoughBeast on December 29, 2020

It almost looks like the fence that your board sits against while you cut, could be moved more towards the centre. It looks like there are holes for the fence to move forward. So you wouldn't have to make a sacrificial fence.

Answered by JollyGoodTime on December 29, 2020

Add your own answers!

Related Questions

Table saw bogging down more than usual

2  Asked on August 30, 2021 by ljk2000

   

Cutting a spherical depression in wood

3  Asked on August 30, 2021 by ptrickono

     

Cut down a veneered table top

1  Asked on August 30, 2021 by saraht

   

Strength of plywood walls for built-in bookshelves

1  Asked on August 30, 2021 by robert-farley

     

How to keep the thread of a vice clean?

3  Asked on August 30, 2021 by guy

 

Is rebate/rabbet joint with glue only strong enough?

2  Asked on August 30, 2021 by anatoly-vasilyev

     

How to straighten AC plywood for desktop

1  Asked on August 30, 2021 by zwiebelspaetzle

     

Variation in shades of maple wood

1  Asked on August 30, 2021 by atulw

 

Butt joints on both sides on the same piece of wood

1  Asked on August 30, 2021 by galaticos23

   

What is a router plane fence designed for?

1  Asked on August 30, 2021 by lehrlukas

   

How can I build a foldable desk within my window frame?

0  Asked on August 30, 2021 by jehandadk

   

Do chainsaw gloves protect your hands from the blade of a jigsaw?

1  Asked on August 30, 2021 by robert-werner

   

Ask a Question

Get help from others!

© 2021 InsideDarkWeb.com. All rights reserved.