Accurate Angles for Saws

For precise cuts, don’t trust the sloppy angle gauge that’s supplied with your table saw. Instead, use an 8-in. adjustable drafting triangle.

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For precise cuts, don’t trust the sloppy angle gauge that’s supplied with your table saw. Instead, use an 8-in. adjustable drafting triangle (about $14 at a drafting supplies store or online at www.gsdirect.net). Hairline gradations on the scale are easy to see for setting the angle you need. Then just hold the adjusted triangle against the blade or fence and your project parts will be cut precisely. P.S. As always, make the first cut on a scrap board to be doubly certain you’ve set your angle correctly. Our thanks to Jeff Helgerson for a new angle on accurate tool setups.

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