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Be honest, how many times have you done this?


I've given up counting the times that I've carefully measured a 45 degree cut, say on a piece of door casing, checked it twice, then cut and finishing to be 'xxx' inches short. If I'm painting, I'll piece it, you'll never see it - staining - haven't done that lately. Yesterday, installing a piece of panel molding where I removed a door stop, not only made that wrong cut once, but did it twice (end of day and tired). I now have TWO patches, 4" and 1/2" and a new record for me. I just painted it and it IS invisible.

Just an awwww crap!! I decided it was about time to do some saw maintenance - the miter saw - that one has 7 snaggle teeth(but still cuts smooth), the radial arm saw, one snaggle and the table saw - just plain dull. That table saw blade is out for sharpening, but a new Freud Diablo put in its place, the resharpened Freud will go on the radial arm and a new one for the miter saw, maybe an 80 tooth. I have a 'special' miter blade but is so dull wouldn't cut warm butter and a no name that is a reeeeal POS. I probably wouldn't have blade trouble if I would stick to wood. Aluminum  .......... !!!



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Dave, I have never (fingers crossed behind back) made an incorrect miter cut but I do think that is why God gave us spackling paste and sand paper. 

I bought a push/pull/miter saw a couple of years ago and it is the cat's meow when I'm trimming something out !  (as long as I don't have my cranium up my posterior)



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Monday 23rd of April 2012 03:17:11 PM

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Dave, I have never (fingers crossed behind back) made an incorrect miter cut but I do think that is why God gave us spackling paste and sand paper. 

I bought a push/pull/miter saw a couple of years ago and it is the cat's meow when I'm trimming something out !  (as long as I don't have my cranium up my posterior)



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Monday 23rd of April 2012 03:17:11 PM


 I do have to say that these casings are the only ones that for some reason, I measure one side then set up and cut the other - and this is the 3rd house I've either added or replaced more then 75% of the trim. In fact, it's only the past 4-5 years that I've made that screwup a 'habit'



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hahaha, yep, ive had days like that. not verry many thang goodness. hahaha, ever felt like you should have ben doin somethin else that day ?

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I have to admit I have done that, and then repeated myself like you did.

I didn't do much work in the firld the las 10 years we were in business, But on another thread about the retractable wall, I put down link to a system we used, it had all 41/2 " aluminum head track and corners, and door jams, relites etc,, and had to be very precise about any cuts, I bought several miter pull type De Walt saws. they were used for the raco jobs only, and every time they were returned to the shop ,, out tool guy checked every setting , for square and angle cuts..

That material is super expensive, and any mess up came outta my pocket, luckly we did pretty food



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hahaha, yep, ive had days like that. not verry many thang goodness. hahaha, ever felt like you should have ben doin somethin else that day ?


 yes indeedie there are days to trim and there are days to tear up anvils and lately I seemed to have more of the latter no

ever heard the expression "I've cut that damn board twice and it's still too short?"



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hahaha, yep, ive had days like that. not verry many thang goodness. hahaha, ever felt like you should have ben doin somethin else that day ?


 yes indeedie there are days to trim and there are days to tear up anvils and lately I seemed to have more of the latter no

ever heard the expression "I've cut that damn board twice and it's still too short?"


 Maybe thats the problem I have,, GOD made a short cut when was working on the manly tool but its seemed to work well enough to keep me in trouble most of the time,,,, winkcrybiggrin



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hahaha, yep, its a trouble maker for sure. hahaha



-- Edited by geezer69 on Tuesday 24th of April 2012 12:22:42 PM

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Mello Yello wrote:
geezer69 wrote:

hahaha, yep, ive had days like that. not verry many thang goodness. hahaha, ever felt like you should have ben doin somethin else that day ?


 yes indeedie there are days to trim and there are days to tear up anvils and lately I seemed to have more of the latter no

ever heard the expression "I've cut that damn board twice and it's still too short?"


 Maybe thats the problem I have,, GOD made a short cut when was working on the manly tool but its seemed to work well enough to keep me in trouble most of the time,,,, winkcrybiggrin


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HONESTLY?? I have no idea. Have generated a bunch of scrap, though.

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i ben sittin on em a lot lately. dont know what happened. i got out of the shower the other day and bent over to the towell i dropped. in walks t j. its kinda dark in there. she says. is that you geezer or is there a billy goat loose in the house !!!



-- Edited by geezer69 on Tuesday 24th of April 2012 02:16:13 PM

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i ben sittin on em a lot lately. dont know what happened. i got out of the shower the other day and bent over to the towell i dropped. in walks t j. its kinda dark in there. she says. is that you geezer or is there a billy goat loose in the house !!!


 mego, that's BAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaD biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Mello Yello wrote:
geezer69 wrote:

i ben sittin on em a lot lately. dont know what happened. i got out of the shower the other day and bent over to the towell i dropped. in walks t j. its kinda dark in there. she says. is that you geezer or is there a billy goat loose in the house !!!


 mego, that's BAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaD biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin


 Howinell did we get from short miters to this??? disbeliefwinkbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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wasn't it you Geese that was thinkin bout gettin some goats? biggrin



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yep, still thinkin bout em. they aint half bad on a smoker slow cooked. but i got a few things i would like to keep. their a pita at any rate.

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