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Offline mlkm18

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Help needed squaring miter guage on CMS sliding table
« on: December 27, 2016, 01:05 AM »
Hi all,

I am newbie for about 18 months, bought myself a CMS with a TS 75 for Christmas. Making first test cut today and having trouble squaring the miter guage, I squared it with an 18" Woodpecker speed square and everything look good until I make a cut, the miter guage goes off by about half a degree.

I kept trying and tighten up all visible nuts and screws and … you name it. Until my in law took me away.  I have test without the riving knife  and all possible things I can think of.

Help please
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 01:30 AM by mlkm18 »

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Offline Gabriel

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Re: Help needed squaring miter guage on CMS sliding table
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 09:26 PM »
Same problem. Desperate.
The problem is the TS75 bed, which is not necessarily square to the CMS-GE. If you make it square, the sliding table will work.

Offline charley1968

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Re: Help needed squaring miter guage on CMS sliding table
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 01:32 AM »
Is the sliding table flush with CMS table?
Do you know you can adjust the index on the mitre gauge. Might that be off?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 04:19 AM by charley1968 »
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Help needed squaring miter guage on CMS sliding table
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 03:41 AM »
If your using the mitre gauge for a saw fence, I found that there is some flex in it. That may account for the half of degree

So when making the cuts you have to control the flex.

« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 03:43 AM by jobsworth »
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