Author Topic: Calibrating the angle stop (mitre fence) on either a Precisio CS70 or MFT/3  (Read 7718 times)

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Offline alasdair.easton

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Hello from Scotland!  This is my first post, so go easy on me.  I've been reading the forum for a while and found it incredibly useful, so thank you to all contributors.

I've taken delivery of a new Precisio CS70 and am finding it very impressive.  One fly in the ointment though is that the cross-cut fence, mounted on the angle stop, in turn mounted on the sliding table, is not making perfect square cuts.  I can cross-cut a piece, say 10cm wide and the cut is noticeably off square using a good (i.e. checked) engineer's square.  I'd say it's about half a millimetre off, over that width.  I'm presuming I need to calibrate the angle stop zero setting but I can't find any info on that despite searching for a while.  I'm sure I saw something like this before, on line somewhere (possibly for the MFT/3) but I can't find it now.

Can any of you guys help?

Thanks,
Alasdair.

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Offline mattfc

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The area 2 screws (allen key head) which you loosen just by the indexing pin



Offline greg mann

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I think there is a video of Brian Sedgely calibrating the miter gauge on the MFT, which is the same approach for the Precisio. Basically, it consists of getting the 90 degree stting correct and the 45 degree setting will follow. Slide the table to a place where you can set your square against the fence and the blade (between the teeth), loosen the screws that hold the miter gauge shot-pin in place, push down on the shot-pin firmly, and when you are satisfied with the positioning just re-tighten the screws. You should then be accurate at all angles.
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Offline Frank-Jan

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In this video the calibration for the mft/3 fence is shown (starts at 9 min 08 seconds)




Offline alasdair.easton

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Brilliant, guys, thanks for your prompt replies.  That's it bang on now.

Cheers,
Ali.

Offline MichaelW2014

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I think there is a video of Brian Sedgely calibrating the miter gauge on the MFT, which is the same approach for the Precisio. Basically, it consists of getting the 90 degree stting correct and the 45 degree setting will follow. Slide the table to a place where you can set your square against the fence and the blade (between the teeth), loosen the screws that hold the miter gauge shot-pin in place, push down on the shot-pin firmly, and when you are satisfied with the positioning just re-tighten the screws. You should then be accurate at all angles.


I am looking for this video. I need to figure out how to make the fence sit 90 degrees on the table. After watching the videos post above I understand how to calibrate the angle positioning. Thanks
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