How To Make 60, 70 Or Even 85 Degree Angle Cuts On Your Miter Saw!

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hey guys what is going on on today's

video I'm gonna show you how to use your

chop saw or radial arm saw and how to

cut deeper angles than a 45 or 50 or

even a 65 degree angle using your chop

saw I'm doing a project right now and

I'm gonna take you over there I'm going

to show you this project real quick I'm

building some benches and I needed to do

some deeper angles because I'm using X

braces let me turn the camera around I'm

going to show you what I'm talking about

if you look right here I make these are

the leg bases of the benches that I'm

going to be making and this angle right

here is a 70 degree angle and I need it

to do this where I have it basically a I

guess a jig that I can make all of these

cuts at the same time very easily so

what we're gonna do is we're gonna go

over here to my chop saw and I'm gonna

show you how to do that super easy I

thought this was a video that a lot of

people would need to use because if you

look at your chop saw right here this

side only goes up to like 52 degrees or

something like that and then same on

this side 52 degrees but I needed an

angle to be 70 degrees so if you look if

I were to put this here to cut let's

loosen that up a little bit even if I go

all the way over that is not gonna do it

I needed more than that the first thing

you want to do is we'll put this off to

the side you want to set your chop saw

to your zero degrees okay taking just

kind of something straight edge and you

can see right here that mine are

perfectly across right here I got it

gauged out really well and then over

here you could see my cut is exactly 90

degrees to this and you actually want to

go to the blade not to anything over

here so if you take this down it's gonna

be exactly 90 degrees okay so I'm going

to set up the camera so that I have both

hands and I'm going to show you exactly

how to do this about 95 degrees outside

so this is a I'm gonna try to do this


quit cuz it's super hot but I thought

this is something that everybody

wouldn't you need to know so all right

when we come back I'm gonna have

everything I'm going to show you how to

do this alright guys so I'm looking

enough right here that my table saw that

this bench system that I have that I'm

able to put a stop block so this is

going to make it a little bit easier for

me to line this up so what you want to

do is there's a nice straight piece

right there you want to set your first

this is going to be your jig right here

a 2x4 so you set this up for 45 degrees

let's loosen this up and we're going to

put a 45 degree angle right here okay

we're gonna lock in that and now what

we're gonna do is I'm going to actually

clamp I don't have lucky I'm not looking

up to have a clamp to hold this board

down so what I'm going to do is get a

clamp and we're going to clamp this put

into place because this piece of wood

right here you do not want this to move

alright so I'm gonna take my clamp get

it into place and tighten it down so now

it's not going anywhere so but I could

still look loosen this up and I could

still free we move because once this cut

is done you do not want to move this

because essentially what we're going to

be doing let's cut this and I'll kind of

explain how this works got everything -

I know let me go ahead and make this cut

all right now that we got a 45 degree

angle what we're or this is would be 130

I believe what we're gonna do is move

this over back to the zero so now what

we did was essentially we took this back

plate and now turn this into the back

plate here so we added some degrees to

this to your chop saw but what I like to

do here's a little trick is I like to

take this piece of wood right here that

we just used okay and we're gonna add it

to right here and I'm gonna get another

clamp and clamp this down and now we

have a ninety degree angle right here

and this is going to be the resting spot

for my other piece that I get so I'm

gonna get a clamp and I'm gonna put this

into place all right so that's good

enough right there this is going to go

ahead and really help out for a nice

rest so when I put my jig in here or my

little piece of wood it's gonna be

perfect but let's go ahead and make one

cut because this is overlapping so let's

go ahead and cut this little nubby off

right here all right so now you can see

right here now this is the through spot

for the blade to go so what I needed to

do was I need a 70 degree angle on this

board right here obviously I couldn't do

it this way so now what we do is we know

this is 45 degrees so we take 45 and how

many degrees away from that is 70 so in

this instance it's 25 degrees away from

70 so what I would do is take my oh I

forgot this has to be okay yeah so what

I need to do is one thing let's go ahead

and move this I forgot because of this

this piece has to go this way

forgot how I did this last time

and this goes like that alright so now

we're good all right so now what I want

to do is I want to take this cutting

it's 45 minus 70 is 25

okay because that would be 45 plus 5

would be 50 and plus 20 would be 70 so

we're gonna go all the way to the 25

degree mark right here okay mark it over

so now I'm at 25 degrees right here on

my marker I'll line this up and now you

can see where this really helps out and

that's gonna basically put this cut

right on here so anytime you're doing X

braces or anything this is exactly the

hard part is kind of holding it so if

you're doing really long X braces this

is kind of a little tricky you might

need some kind of brace underneath but

anyways let's go ahead and make this

thing happen so we're going to put it

flush against that I'll push it into

your stopper and let's make that cut

and it's perfect so now you could see

right here I have a 70 degree angle

alright guys so I have this really nifty

angle finder here every time you move it

the thing goes up so let's go ahead and

set this up we'll go ahead and set this

here let that settle gonna raise the

camera a little bit and then you'll be

able to see really quick when that thing

stops that we are gonna be dead on 70

degrees check that thing out that is a

70 degree angle it couldn't get any

better than that

so if you needed to do let's just say a

90 degree or I'm sorry an 85 degree

angle or whatever maybe what you would

do is you would take 45 and you would

subtract 80 and you would get 35 so

basically that would give you an 80

degree angle and that's it so it's a

pretty simple jig all you got to do is

clamp this down and now you can make

multiple cuts at any point you could go

ahead and you know just keep adding

boards and make a bunch of cuts at the

same time it's a super easy way of doing

it you're taking this and you turn this

piece into your new backer plate if you

have a you know a miter saw that has a

sliding miter saw I suggest that you use

maybe a 2 by 6 or even a 2 by 8 that way

you have a little bit better of a backer

that would probably help out a lot if

you have like a little bit longer but

this is just a 2x4 but if you have a 2

by 6 a 2 by 8 2 by 10 whatever that

might make your life a little bit easier

and give you a little bit more stability

- it is super hot outside oh my god I'm

sweating it's about 98 degrees outside

underneath my house I do not have air

conditioning in my workshop that is

another thing coming we're gonna I'm

gonna have to get some air air

conditioning in this thing cuz I am

burning up I'm gonna have to get some

fans or something in here because I'm

just on fire but anyways on a different

note that is it that is a perfect 70

degree angle it works every time I hope

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