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Gave up on the 45 for these 3, lol
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Dandai

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I’ve never been able to get repeatable 45s with my miter saws (Ryobi consumer grade). I recently learned how to use a speed square for measuring and marking miter angles and transfer/repeat them using an old fashioned bevel gauge. I haven’t tried that technique for 45s yet but it worked perfectly for repeated 18 degree cuts I needed for a couple of sawhorses I made a month ago.

I used the laser on the saw and aligned it over my mark and then locked in the angle. After a few cuts I’d have to tighten or adjust the miter saw but that may not be a problem with nicer saws.

Edit: when I was googling to make sure I had the correct name for the bevel gauge I saw there’s some that have digital readouts. I may grab one of those!
 

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You can cut true 45s on consumer saws. The thing is you have to set them up and lock them in properly. This goes for any saw or any equipment. You never trust the detents, you measure yourself to make sure the blade is true 90 and then measure the 45 to make sure its true, then make some cuts in scrap and go from there to fine tune it. By the time you have that shit dialed in and perfect and tightened down, you will get repeatable 45s. Also, you will want to replace those shit blades that come on a consumer saw with something thats worth a damn, good 80tooth thin kerf blade $50-$100.
 
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Thats basically what I learned last night when I was cutting. Make multiple test cuts and check against a square on 4 corners/sides and adjust accordingly. I'll try 45s again on the next one after learning that lesson...
 

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I’ve never been able to get repeatable 45s with my miter saws (Ryobi consumer grade). I recently learned how to use a speed square for measuring and marking miter angles and transfer/repeat them using an old fashioned bevel gauge. I haven’t tried that technique for 45s yet but it worked perfectly for repeated 18 degree cuts I needed for a couple of sawhorses I made a month ago.

I used the laser on the saw and aligned it over my mark and then locked in the angle. After a few cuts I’d have to tighten or adjust the miter saw but that may not be a problem with nicer saws.

Edit: when I was googling to make sure I had the correct name for the bevel gauge I saw there’s some that have digital readouts. I may grab one of those!

You need a miter saw that doesn't have a detent at 45 and 90 degrees. Friend had one that was micro adjustable. Unlock it and put a square there and then had a thumb screw to get it exactly right. Cut a scrap piece and adjust if needed.
 
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I talked to a few furniture places yesterday. The owner/manager was only there at one of them, and she said "I do consignment for a 50/50 split, or 60% you / 40% me if you made the furniture."
Wtf? Is that anywhere close to reasonable for stiff like this?

The other place I'm looking at is a massive consignment mall that all of us like going to and is usually pretty packed. They're rate is $135/mo + 12%.

Anyone have experience with this stuff?
 

BrutulTM

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I bet that's a similar markup to the other furniture in the store. Floor space in a store staffed by sales people, delivery guys, janitors, etc isn't cheap. You can always sell it yourself and keep all the money.
 
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