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Offline TrackPack83

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Bevel Range on Track Saws
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:17 AM »
Hey All,

Anyone know why most all track saws have a -1 degree to 47 degree bevel range?  When do you find yourselves using -1 or 46/47?  I'm racking my brain and can't come up with why the extended range beyond 0 to 45. 


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Offline ear3

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Re: Bevel Range on Track Saws
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 07:26 AM »
I've used 46-47 a few times to finesse a corner mitre, and the -1 to ensure extra clearance on some door bottoms.
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Offline aloysius

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Re: Bevel Range on Track Saws
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 09:55 AM »
That tiny bevel on an exterior door bottom is almost as effective as a drip groove.
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Offline demographic

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Re: Bevel Range on Track Saws
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 02:49 PM »
Not all corners you fit things to are perfectly square, few extra degrees help a lot with this.

Offline RDMuller

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Re: Bevel Range on Track Saws
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 09:52 PM »
Great for things like a bevel miter on a chest like item.  That extra degree can assure no gap along the visible edge where the pieces join.  Clamp your rail on both ends if you are looking for this kind of precision.  If there is any gap, it will be on the "inside", hidden away.  Big advantage of this joint is no visible end grain if using plywood, mdf, etc.

Offline Retired Chippy

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Re: Bevel Range on Track Saws
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 02:03 PM »
Besides the previously mentioned benefits, back beveling things like cabinet fillers helps to keep a tight, crisp looking edge at a vertical wall surface.  If there are imperfections in the drywall, a sharp back beveled edge to a filler piece can be buried into the drywall for a nice tight fit.