No matter how I try to get the mitres correct with my mitre saw (handsaw in a frame type) I just dont seem to be able to get them bang on. How do you guys out there that make boxes etc get your mitres perfect ?
Digit":1tm8wqdo said:Mitres are the most difficult joint to cut correctly, and the easiest to machine, if you have the equipment.
If you have a router table with a track built in then use a 45 degree cutter.
If you have a TS make a mitre sled, either that or you'll go bald with the head scratching.
Here is a page describing one table saw method.Yetty":g5ok8r43 said:Roy, I've definitely sweated blood trying!
Point taken about the sum needing only be 90 degrees, thanks. With the equipment available to me, the router table with 45 degree cutter worked best by far.
I must be having a grey moment. I can't understand how you can achieve a 90 degree mitre joint, using table saw (I assume we are talking about tilting the blade here), unless the blade angle is at 45 degrees. Surely cutting the work left or right of the blade makes no difference - the resulting angles on both pieces are same angle. Have I misunderstood your post?
(I appreciate this approach works when butt jointing to make a flat panel, but not 90 degree mitre joint.)