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bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:18 AM
Well, my new box for my FI Q 15 is going to require multiple angle cuts of around 56 and 34 degrees on different pieces. However, i have yet to find a table saw that cuts anything over 45 degrees. Is there any "cheat" method to get it to cut at a higher angle or anything? If not, i'm kinda scrweed..

squeak12
02-02-2007, 01:20 AM
Just cut the complimentary angle. ie 54 * cut a 36

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:25 AM
Do you mean just cut any angle where both angles add up to 90 degrees? The only way to do that would be to use 45 and 45, and would that even work..this is what im talking about..u can see where the angled cuts need to be. the person that designed my box said they need to be 56.309 and 33.690

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/forassemblypurposes-1.jpg

squeak12
02-02-2007, 01:29 AM
Thats going to be a rough build. Just think about what I said and it will make sense. I cant explain much more on the internet.

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:30 AM
What do you mean a rough build..yeah its gonna be challenging..sorta

I'm still confused. No matter what they have to equal 90 degrees. And the only way to keep both numbers at 45 degrees or less is to use 45 and 45

Beat_Dominator
02-02-2007, 01:32 AM
Say you want a 66 degree cut.... you set the blade to 24 degrees.... cut.

What do you have now..... you have a piece with a 24 degree edge....and the other piece has a 66 degree edge.

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:34 AM
OHHH i got ya....lol. i was thinking too hard. thanks

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:39 AM
Nevermind, i'm still confused. You make it sound like there is 2 pieces. All i want to do is cut an angle out of one piece.. *brain fart*

Beat_Dominator
02-02-2007, 01:42 AM
You cut 1 piece into 2..... piece "a" has 24degree angle... piece "b" has the 66 degree.

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:43 AM
But wouldn't it add up to 180 degrees? god **** this is confusing

phantom240
02-02-2007, 01:44 AM
u failed geometry didnt u?

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:46 AM
No i just seem to be having a brain fart.

Beat_Dominator
02-02-2007, 01:50 AM
Try drawing what I described? I can't do any better describing this in type :crap:

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:53 AM
I understand what your saying, but i don't get how that would work. Say you need a 60 degree cut. You set the blade at 30 degrees like you said. Won't the 60 degree angle be on the tiny little piece of MDF that is left over?

Beat_Dominator
02-02-2007, 01:55 AM
Not if you flip the board around. I know.... just do a test cut and use a protractor to measure the angles on the 2 pieces of wood.... maybe that'll help.

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 01:57 AM
Yeah, i'm goin to do that tomorrow. thanks for the help.

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 02:03 AM
I think i finally understand. A 60 degree cut is basically the same thing as a 30 degree cut, just pending on which way the board is facing...right?

That explains why table saws only go up to 45 degreees..

Louisiana_CRX
02-02-2007, 02:07 AM
yep....:)

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 02:10 AM
Man, i feel like an idiot.

DragonCub
02-02-2007, 02:14 AM
maybe you are?

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 02:16 AM
It seems that way.

bikinpunk
02-02-2007, 10:36 AM

lilmaniac2
02-02-2007, 10:47 AM
you and the guy who doesn't understand algerbra should get t/g

j/k glad you figured it out

rpfuror
02-02-2007, 05:07 PM
mmm... can I ask a quite honest question?

Why don't you just model it with wood and then make it out of fiberglass?

This would be less cumbersum I think.

bholtmeier
02-02-2007, 07:59 PM
mmm... can I ask a quite honest question?

Why don't you just model it with wood and then make it out of fiberglass?

This would be less cumbersum I think.

What do you mean exactly?

CBFryman2
02-02-2007, 08:29 PM
You can run the board through the saw 4 different ways...4 times 45 equals 180....