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Offline bill-e

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Hi all,

I figured you guys would know.

I have a Bosch 3915 SCMS and I wanted to use it to make final cuts in some melamine which was too long to be easily cut elsewhere...though I ended up sliding two MFT's together and cutting them there.

Anyway, I could not get the darned thing to repeatedly cut square.  I couldn't find the manual so the only adjustments I could readily see were on the fence.  Well, the fence is two pieces with one piece stationary so adjusting it didn't work very well.

Any thoughts?  Thanks

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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Adjusting the Bosch SCMS to square (sorry, non-festool topic)
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 10:01 PM »
Actually, if you go to Amazon.com You will see the first review for that saw is from 2000 and is by Matthew Schenker! Incidentally he gave it 5 stars.  PM Mathew and see if he can  give you the scoop since he owned the saw.

The sliders are notorious for not cutting square or cutting square from to back, but not in the middle(from flexing). That is one thing I hope the Kapex solves!

NickaoBosch slider Saw review
« Last Edit: April 28, 2008, 10:02 PM by nickao »
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

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Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Adjusting the Bosch SCMS to square (sorry, non-festool topic)
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 10:44 PM »
Bill,

I have the 4410L.  I doesn't cut square either.  In my case, the built-in wings are not coplanar with the bed.  And it can't be fixed!    I don't know anything about yours, but if it has wings, you might want to check them.

Good luck.

Regards,

Dan.

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Adjusting the Bosch SCMS to square (sorry, non-festool topic)
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 10:47 PM »
Dan can't you shim a sub fence on the front of the existing fence square to the blade and table?

Nickao
« Last Edit: April 28, 2008, 10:48 PM by nickao »
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Adjusting the Bosch SCMS to square (sorry, non-festool topic)
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 11:16 PM »
Nick,

It's not the fence that's not square.  The left wing isn't coplanar with the bed.  I think that might be throwing it off.  It does that to mine.

Regards,

Dan.

Offline bill-e

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Re: Adjusting the Bosch SCMS to square (sorry, non-festool topic)
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 06:28 AM »
Nick,

It's not the fence that's not square.  The left wing isn't coplanar with the bed.  I think that might be throwing it off.  It does that to mine.

Regards,

Dan.
Dan, yea, I think that's exactly the problem.

Thanks for the replies.

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Adjusting the Bosch SCMS to square (sorry, non-festool topic)
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 11:11 AM »
Got it, what a hassle!
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.