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Frame Square 1000 Mitre Saw user input needed.....

DarthFramer

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
If you happen to use a Frame Square 1000 mitre saw in your shop, do you happen to use the "left side gauge bar/stop? We have used our FS 1000 for a number years and room was never a problem in our old shop. In our new shop we don't have the room to maneuver in and I think this attachment could help. The instruction manual is lacking in teaching how to use this part of the saw. I would appreciate your input as to how you attach and use it in your shop. Thanks for your help!
 
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MarkyW

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
OK, I'll see if I can explain with the help of the photo I just took with my Frame Square. If you don't have the part attached, maybe the photo will help with that, too. Otherwise, I do have a parts diagram of the whole top, which may help or not.

First cut your miter with the moulding against the left fence as you normally would. Then loosen Knob A and slide Bar 1 all the way to the left as far as it will go.
Then loosen Knob B so that you can slide Bar 2 back and forth.
Holding your moulding against the left fence, slide it forward while adjusting Bar 2 so that the tip of the miter cut just fits nicely into the "V" of the stop (shown in circle).
Tighten Knob B and then set the desired length of your rail by sliding Bar 1 so that the reading on the ruler is in line with the indicator point (sorry, I forgot to label that).
If I want a 20" rail, I usually set it at 20-1/2" just to be safe.
Slide moulding forward until the miter fits into the "V".
Tighten clamp on moulding and make your cut. Then you can take that rail and put it against your right side fence to cut the other miter to the correct size.

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DarthFramer

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Thanks so much for your help. The picture makes it much easier to follow than the description in the manual. Without this attachment it is a true guessing game as to how long to make another cut (usually wrong) before cutting the right side.
It sounds like you use your attachment a lot. Does it save you stick on making the second cut? Thanks again for your help...we now can fit the saw in our smaller space.:)
 

MarkyW

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I do use it quite a bit. Glad I can help. One thing I do is if I'm making that 20" cut where I set it at 20-1/2" to be safe. When I cut the second miter, I check how big the left over piece is. Then I may set the attachment at 20-1/4" or maybe 20-1/8" depending. Supposedly setting it at the 20" you need is going to give just a little bit bigger so you have enough to make you second cut. Like I said I like to be safe on the first cut, but then readjust to get it to cut a little more than I need. Of course if the length of moulding and what I'm trying to cut out of it will leave me with plenty of excess, then I don't really worry much about that. I don't know if that makes any sense.
 
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