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I have a makita mitre saw and need to adjust the angle to 45 degrees. I unlock it and try to turn it but it won't turn. Any ideas?

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  • David Ford
    David Ford May 11, 2010

    which 45 degree angle we talking about, table or compound?

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You have to turn the handle, it works like a bolt, you cant see it but it is tied in, you have to unscrew it before trying to move it

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • Alvaro Domingues
    Alvaro Domingues Dec 31, 2008

    and dont forget to press down the clamp at same time

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Few budget tools and especially generic, brand engineered tools imported from the far east are superbly accurate but tend to be "near enough".

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Most power mitre saws have a number of stops that can be adjusted or filed in order to calibrate the angles and this process should be done when the saw arrives. Once both 45 degree angles have been calibrated accurately the angles in between should fall into place fairly well.

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