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Is there a way to adjust the set pin to get a true 90 degree bevel?


set the blade at the built in 90 degree lock, now use a square and adjust the fence (usually two bolts visible on top of the fence) to the blade at 90 degrees....there are some shops which offer this service under a "tune-up" or calibration.

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Need to know how to use this tool Stanley 5-1/2in sliding t-bevel, I am cutting trim molding around the top of my bathroom and i know this will give me the angle but do not know how to transfer the angle...


Hello. It may be simple, but the transfer part catches everyone - yes even me at first. For your application, the trick is to:
  1. pull the slide as far as it will go and match the round-to-round end and match into the angle to be cut/trimmed-out.
  2. transfer the angle to a protractor, and match the angle (now a number) to the scale for "blade angle" on your saw.
  3. should your saw's scale be suspected as inaccurate, match the angle visually with the blade to the item's work surface.
Good luck, and if this helped please vote a four thumbs-up.
Thank you.


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Bosch dwm 40 L. how do i calibrate it or where can i send it


The manual states this tool needs no calibration. I spoke to the service rep at Bosch, and he confirmed there's not 'published' way to do it. There are a number of outside firms that will do it. If you call Bosch support and explain the problem, they should send you a mailing label and calibrate it properly. Depending on if it's in warranty or not, there may be a fee for calibration and the return shipping.

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Do you lay the handle long wise against the wall or the end of the handle??


A sliding bevel is used for transferring an angle. What matters is the angle created between the handle and the slider. For example, if you wanted to cut a piece of wood to fit in a corner but that corner is not 90 degrees true. You would loosen the nut, place the center of the bevel in the corner so the edge of the handle lays flat on one wall and the edge of the slider is flat against the other wall. Tighten the screw on the bevel. Now you can lay the bevel on the piece to be cut and mark the exact cut line so the finished piece will fit perfectly.
The sliding T bevel can also be used for setting an angle by using it with a protractor. lay the bevel on a protractor, lock the screw in place at the desired angle, then lay the bevel on the work piece and mark the cut.

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How do you find an angle measure for the angles XYZ if it looks like it's 63 degrees?


Place you protractor over the angle to be measured. Make certain the centre line is aligned with the apes (point) of the angle and one arm (of the angle) is aligned with the protractor's bottom edge. You can now read off the size of the angle by noting the position of the other arm under the protractor's degree scale.

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Bevel only goes to 43.5 degrees instead of 45. No idea why. I went back to Lowes and the display model does the same thing. Any fixes?


Sounds like the factory didn't calibrate it properly, there should be an 8mm bolt that you can adjust to bring the stop to 45degrees.

Cheers,

Kevin

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Need to calibrate my dw708 sliding compound miter saw. How to adjust the slides for a true cut. The blade is square.


i use a framing square off of the back fence with the blade down. when it is square, i check the other side of the fence and loosen the screws on the plate with the degree increments and set it to zero

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I bought a protractor to measure the angle fo my stairs for baseboard. Now that I know thw angle how do I apply this to make the right angle cut?


Use a framing square with a set of angle gages (or stops) on it. The protractor can be used but it will take a lot of flipping and changing. The normal settings are 8" rise and 10" tread.

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Skil 2100daf angle finder


I was trying to reset the zero on my angle finder. It's a Powerfist Digital Angle Finder, the same as the Skil 2100.

After turning the unit on, if I press the Miter and Hold button together and hold them, the unit goes into 'calibration' mode. (The display flashes 0.0). If you do nothing, it will always stay in this mode forever after that.

You can then reset your unit - it takes time however and patience.

With the aid of a large protractor, draw angles on a large sheet of paper (I used a couple of 11 X 17" pages) from 0 degrees all the way up to 220 degrees.

Turn on your angle finder and make sure the numbers are flashing 0.0. This will be your 0 degree reading. Hold the finder closed and press the Hold button once.

The display will now read 10 degrees. Open up the finder until it matches your 10 degree marks on your paper and press the Hold button again.

The display will now read 20 degrees. Open up the finder until it matches your 20 degree marks and press the Hold button again.

Continue setting your angles in this fashion up 'til you reach 220 degrees. The next button press will close the calibration cycle and the numbers will stop flashing.

Your unit is re-calibrated. Now, if it's off - you've only yourself to blame.

Good luck!

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