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I ckd out the archives for this group (huge), and couldn't find my specific
saw question/problem addressed but I'd wager it's not a new topic by any
means.
I bought my son-in-law a Delta Cmpd Miter saw for Christmas and he had a
problem getting accurate angles when trimming a workpiece on one end. He
noted that the fence is not straight; i.e., looking down from the top (plan
view) it is a very shallow "V" shape. When he cuts a long board, it's
perfect, but when trimming the end of a piece this "V" shape changes the
angle of the cut. Work-arounds we have considered include installing a
straight hardwood piece as a secondary fence and then shimming behind
it.......it looks like about .030, but hasn't been measured with a feeler
gage yet. Also, one would have to drill an extra hole on each side to bolt
up the hardwood (there's only one hole on ea side of the back of the fence
now) before making a "zero clearance" cut thru the secondary fence.

Is this slight "V" shape there for a safety reason or something? When I got
back to Nebr, I ckd my own rinky dink "Made in China" sliding compound saw
and it's the same way......the fence won't pass a "straight edge test" on
this saw either.

Obviously, I need educated. TIA....Ed Sievers


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youracman wrote:
I ckd out the archives for this group (huge), and couldn't find my specific
saw question/problem addressed but I'd wager it's not a new topic by any
means.
I bought my son-in-law a Delta Cmpd Miter saw for Christmas and he had a
problem getting accurate angles when trimming a workpiece on one end. He
noted that the fence is not straight; i.e., looking down from the top (plan
view) it is a very shallow "V" shape. When he cuts a long board, it's
perfect, but when trimming the end of a piece this "V" shape changes the
angle of the cut. Work-arounds we have considered include installing a
straight hardwood piece as a secondary fence and then shimming behind
it.......it looks like about .030, but hasn't been measured with a feeler
gage yet. Also, one would have to drill an extra hole on each side to bolt
up the hardwood (there's only one hole on ea side of the back of the fence
now) before making a "zero clearance" cut thru the secondary fence.

Is this slight "V" shape there for a safety reason or something? When I got
back to Nebr, I ckd my own rinky dink "Made in China" sliding compound saw
and it's the same way......the fence won't pass a "straight edge test" on
this saw either.

Obviously, I need educated. TIA....Ed Sievers



Every time I have to buy a new tool like that, I check everything to
make sure it is true, square, plumb, or whatever it is supposed to
be. Alot of things are pretty good right out of the box, but I
always straighten everything up as perfectly as I can get it.

The dewalt fence is adjustable, and you can true it up to straight
with a little patience and a good square.

--
Robert Allison
Rimshot, Inc.
Georgetown, TX
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I have a P-C compound chop saw with the same problem. P-C sent me a new
fence under warranty and that one is also out of whack. First P-C product I
have purchased that wasn't up to the typical bullet proof P-C standards. I
guess I will be forcing the aluminum fence into square.

Chris

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youracman wrote:
I ckd out the archives for this group (huge), and couldn't find my

specific
saw question/problem addressed but I'd wager it's not a new topic by any
means.
I bought my son-in-law a Delta Cmpd Miter saw for Christmas and he had a
problem getting accurate angles when trimming a workpiece on one end.

He
noted that the fence is not straight; i.e., looking down from the top

(plan
view) it is a very shallow "V" shape. When he cuts a long board, it's
perfect, but when trimming the end of a piece this "V" shape changes the
angle of the cut. Work-arounds we have considered include installing a
straight hardwood piece as a secondary fence and then shimming behind
it.......it looks like about .030, but hasn't been measured with a

feeler
gage yet. Also, one would have to drill an extra hole on each side to

bolt
up the hardwood (there's only one hole on ea side of the back of the

fence
now) before making a "zero clearance" cut thru the secondary fence.

Is this slight "V" shape there for a safety reason or something? When I

got
back to Nebr, I ckd my own rinky dink "Made in China" sliding compound

saw
and it's the same way......the fence won't pass a "straight edge test"

on
this saw either.

Obviously, I need educated. TIA....Ed Sievers



Every time I have to buy a new tool like that, I check everything to
make sure it is true, square, plumb, or whatever it is supposed to
be. Alot of things are pretty good right out of the box, but I
always straighten everything up as perfectly as I can get it.

The dewalt fence is adjustable, and you can true it up to straight
with a little patience and a good square.

--
Robert Allison
Rimshot, Inc.
Georgetown, TX



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