Adjustable Precision Saw Guide - Directions for Use

compound miter saw guide
This compound miter saw guide from Japan can be stepplessly adjusted in two planes and is designed to allow you to do precision simple miter as well as compound miter or double bevel cuts. It is designed to be used with Japanese Kataba saws with blade widths between 0.4 mm and 0.6 mm.
parts
Set includes, from top to bottom:
  1. Miter guide with footplate and handle
  2. Allen wrench
  3. Guide fence
  4. Long guide fence
  5. Protractor
  6. Adjustment card

Examples of various settings:

90 deg setting
90° setting

Cutting angles are adjusted by loosening the appropriate bolt.
45 deg setting
Adjusted to 45° for a simple miter cut
The angle can be steplessly adjusted from 90° to 45°
45 deg bevel cut left
Adjusted for a 45° bevel cut on left side.
The angle can be steplessly adjusted from 90° to 45°
45 deg bevel cut right
Set up for 45° bevel cut, right side
The angle can be steplessly adjusted.
double bevel cut
Set up for 45° compound miter or double bevel cut
The angle can be steplessly adjusted.

Sawing with the Miter Guide

90 deg
Set up at 90° with the sawblade inserted
Right hand use

After every adjustment to the compound miter guide, use the tool’s allen wrench to tighten the appropriate bolt. Then slide the saw into the slot. Be careful to keep the saw teeth away from the work to prevent damaging the surface. The height of the slot can be adjusted with the central brass adjustment knob.

Hold the guide firmly against the work piece to prevent it moving while cutting.
45 Grad
Set up at 90° with sawblade inserted
Left-handed operation

Left handers can simply turn the guide around and screw it in place on the other end of the baseplate. The guide is then equally adjustable for left-handers.
miter cut
Adjusted for 45° compound miter cut, with saw inserted.
double bevel cut
Adjusted for 45° double bevel cut, with saw inserted.
sawing wider work pieces
To saw wider work pieces, you remove the guide fence and install the longer version. Then a temporary fence is clamped in place at the appropriate angle and the miter guide is move along the fence as the cut progresses.
Long miters can also be cut using this method.
Long miters can also be cut using this method..

Using the Protractor

set or check the cutting angle
To set or check the cutting angles, use the protractor and the adjustment card. The card is set in the saw slot in place of the saw, and then one uses that as a straight edge against the protractor. The photo shows a 45° angle, but the guide is steplessly adjustable up to 90°!

Using the protractor can be a little awkward at first, but with a little practice and experience, your precision will improve quickly.
adjust or check the angle
To adjust or check the angle in the other direction, place the green protractor card against the foot, and set the arm against the face of the saw guide. The photo shows the guide set to 45° but it is steplessly adjustable.
 
Dieter Schmid - Fine Tools
logo
www.fine-tools.com
You are here:   Homepage   →   Japanese Saws / Western Saws  →   Miter Saw Guides   →   Adjustable Saw Guide - Directions for Use
i Price
Inc VAT. Shipping is extra.  |  99 % in stock!  |  We ship promptly!  |  Your cart  |  Fast order
nachoben  |  Inc VAT. Shipping is extra.  |  Homepage  |  Impressum  |  Terms  |  Data protection  |  Contact us  |  Help  |  Instructions  |  Deutsch  |  Italiano