OT: How to cut 60 degree angle with my chop saw?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by wahoowad, Sep 28, 2006.

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  1. wahoowad

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    I was building a wood storage rack (so maybe this IS on-topic!) and wanted to cut a 2x4 with 30 and 60 degree angles on each end. But my chop saw will only go from 0 to 45 and all I can cut is the 30. I ended up cutting it by hand.
     
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    Make a jig for the saw for the angles but wahooooo what a great reason to buy a radial arm saw .MORE POWER uuh! uuh! uuh!
     
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    been there done that then after all the hard work I realized that if for example the first cut you make is the 30* the take the excess of that cut put it against the rip fence (square end) then make the next cut with the saw still at 30* this gives you the 60*. It's easy with 2 bys but a little harder to hold the piece the biger it gets
     
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    sweet, GVA. I think I follow that
     
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    Oi!!! I just locate the angle using a t square and draw the line then cut it freehand.
     
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