If you want to be a professional woodworker or DIY worker for your own projects, you must know each and every function and uses of a table saw. And you know the fact that the most intricate part of a table saw work is the angle cut.
Most of the people face difficulties to make their desired angle cut using a table saw. But trust me, it’s true that doing an angle using a table saw is complex, but not too hard to learn it.
So, if you are one of those people who worry about how to make an angle cut using a table saw, then we have a good news for you. That is, this article is going to tell you how you do it.
Woodworkers do many types of angle cut for their projects. Among them, 45 degree angle cut is very common.
So, today, in this tiny article, we will only cover the topics of how to cut 45 degree angle with table saw.
So, don’t miss any single step we will mention here.
Materials You Need
For a 45 degree angle cut, first of all you need to collect necessary materials to work with. You can find all of these materials available in any workshop near your home. These are:
- High-quality framing square
- pencil marker
- Drafting triangle
- Measuring ruler
- Miter gauge
How To Cut 45 Degree Angle With Table Saw – Step By Step
Okay, we will describe here the step by step the instructions of cutting a 45 degree angle using a table saw. Read attentively and then jump on your work table!
Prepare The Saw Blade And Wood
Before going to do any experiment using a ‘blade’, always ensure the the safety issues.
Make sure, there is no chance of accidents and any other physical hazards. It’s a very important task to do before you start your work.
Now, you have to take a 45 degree angle measurement of the wood piece.
Draw a measurement line across the board with a pencil marker. Carefully select the spots on the wood surface that identify clearly the actual cutting area.
After marking, attach the cutting spots to each other. You can use a ruler to do it.
If you want to do a straight cut, set the blade of the table saw according to the perfect measurement. Merely, it depends on what angles are you interested to make.
But for a good 45 degree cut, it’s best to raise the height of blades teeth closer to the wood.
Place The Wood Properly
Before place the wood on the table saw, ensure that the table saw has enough space for it. You can use a tape to measure the space correctly.
Ensure that the wood piece is set in the right place on the table saw. For perfectly doing it, you need an instrument such as a 45 degree drafting triangle.
This tool is used to ensure a good position of the wood on the table saw. This special tool is very important for your work.
Set 45 Degree Angle
We recommend to use a miter gauge for making perfect 45-degree angle cuts. Even though a table saw comes with an attached angle indicator for accurate measurement but it is not reliable to depend only on it if you intend to do a perfect 45 degree angle cut.
Make sure that the 45-degree drafting triangle and wood pressed together. Then you can set the miter gauge to the accurate angle.
When you get the perfect 45 degree angle, turn the handle to stable it at the right angle measurement.
Set up a 45 degree angle is not so easy. But when you use a miter gauge, you will not find any difficulties to do it.
Install An Automatic Fence
Obviously most of the woodworkers love table saws because they can do lots of work they want to carry out in a day. An automatic fence is a right tool for those who have to do a lot in a day.
Always ensure that you have control over the stock for better results. A table saw fence can solve this issue for you. It is a piece of metal and helps you to make smooth cuts on the board.
The installation of a fence varies according to the type of saw and type of fence. However, follow the manufacturer’s manual for perfect installation.
Start The Cutting Process
Yeah, we almost come to the end section of our work.
Before starting the cutting process, you need to make little adjustments to achieve the best 45-degree cut. Again here, you need the drafting triangle.
Now, set the angled side against the miter gauge and anti-angle side against the blade of the table saw. So, now you can set the miter gauge to 45 degrees angle.
You don’t need more than 5 minutes now. Set the wood piece beside the fence, start the blade and push the stock towards it.
Congratulations! At last, you got your perfect 45 degree angle cut wood piece.
Finally, we must say that angle cut with a table saw is relatively easier than using a regular saw. But like any other tools, here you will also need to learn a few basics.
We hope this article will be helpful for you to gain some basic knowledge about how to cut a 45 degree angle with table saw.
Thanks a lot for reading.
This is me Sonnet. I manage a full-time workshop for my clients’ woodworking projects. From a very young age, I’ve been always passionate about DIY projects. And that’s the reason I’m amicable with the woodworking tools. I’m regularly handling a couple of projects like cabinets, furniture, boats, and many more using wood, veneers, and laminates.