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Dewalt 717XPS - How to cut a 45 mitre upright against the fence


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Hello

I've just brought myself a Dewalt 717XPS,  One of the reasons I chose this model is because I you can cut skirting upright against the back fence.  

If I do a 45 degree left mitre this works fine.  The only problem is I cant do it on a right 45 mitre.  If I place the skirting upright against the back fence and change the base angle to 45 degree right I can't cut quite through the skirting without the saw catching on the fence or the top of the skirting.

The skirting is about 120mm/ 5inches.

What am I doing wrong here?

Cheers

Simon

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Hello

I've just brought myself a Dewalt 717XPS,  One of the reasons I chose this model is because I you can cut skirting upright against the back fence.  

If I do a 45 degree left mitre this works fine.  The only problem is I cant do it on a right 45 mitre.  If I place the skirting upright against the back fence and change the base angle to 45 degree right I can't cut quite through the skirting without the saw catching on the fence or the top of the skirting.

The skirting is about 120mm/ 5inches.

What am I doing wrong here?

Cheers

Simon

I would place the skirting flat on the bed of the Saw Table, move the extendable fences out to the maximum position, and set the saw to cut a 45degree 'bevel' cut... The saw should cut around 300mm in this position.

I personally only cut skirting in this manner to achieve an external mitre. All internals are a 'Butt and scribe' method'... I also only use the saw in single bevel mode, with the workpiece always being set to the left of the blade... The saw doesn't move, but the workpiece is either cut from the back or the front according to the desired angle (ie Left or Right)..

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