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Old 08-03-2012, 12:36 PM
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Pop and H80N both have good ways to correct the taper. Epoxy is not suitable in this situation.

My concern is that 1/8" aluminum is not suitable for this purpose. The first time it is put down hard or dropped it will bend.

Have you checked to see if there is a replacement part available?

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/type/Circular-Saw-Parts

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/pow...u2kavneltl9ue4
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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it is not metal and will not replace it...

Sorry GWIZ... I disagree...
"I don't mind if it is not a "permanent" solution."

He said non permanent but now that we know the application, I would agree with USMCPOP, any decent file should cut aluminum, just not too coarse.


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I would clamp it between two pieces of metal or wood as a guide and file it even. Stroke in the long direction.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:55 PM
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Sorry about that, GWIZ.

I should have been clearer in my original post. I realize now that doing a "Spanky and Alfalfa" fix was not a good idea...

Thanks again, everyone. Will try to work on it this weekend.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:22 AM
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I would clamp it between two pieces of metal or wood as a guide and file it even. Stroke in the long direction.
What he said +1
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:59 AM
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If you want to maintain the full width than I'd lay a bead of weld on it.. And true it up back to spec..

My question would be why so accurate? Are you using one of those fancy quide jigs and it's wearing a groove in it?

One down fall with the alum base plate is that anyone using it and drops it or places it hard on the floor will bend them...

Bigfoot saws:http://www.bigfootsaws.com/saw_kits.html

If you are looking for a better sliding surface you could adapt a piece of uhmp

Or even delrin..

1/32" to remove with a sharp file would be about 2 strokes.. Be careful since once the material is removed you can't put it back as easily..
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Firstly, be prepared for Cutter to "yell" at you for embedding that monster pic.

Secondly, sounds like the saw has been "tweaked", probably by being dropped. Simply loosen adjustments and tweak it back in the other direction a little at a time... That aluminum base will have a little "give"--but go too much and it will snap...
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Since it's Aluminum I would true it by cutting it on the tablesaw with a carbide tipped blade.
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Yeah, I'd beat it on the floor with a hammer myself. A few taps and you'd be surprised how fast it ends up bent the other direction.

If it really really was bugging me, I'd take a layer of duct tape and wrap it across the edge in the low spot, and a second if it wasn't enough.

And since in the end you're really working with wood, I'll pass along one of my Dad's favorite gem's of wisdom about the little errors that are bound to happen: "Eh, let the painter fix that..."
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:19 PM
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I have to confess that I am awfully sheepish about working with woods..

Why you might ask.. I just plumb don't enjoy it..

I like turning stuff on the wood lathe once in awhile, I enjoy making Saya for Ninja-to but for the most part I'll take steel over wood anyday of the week..

My Dad and Dom would rather work with wood..
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Been a wood worker most of my life and a metal worker on the side. Never heard of anyone complaining about the accuracy of a portable circular saw to within a 32nd. Good that you have an eye on it, though.

If you haven't done this already, you need to place a ground straight edge against the blade while in the deepest cutting position. You then need to mark each end of the foot with a fine scribe and then measure out to the edge. You then transfer that mark to the sole of the foot and connect. Clamping steel against the foot wold provide a guide to file against. Or you could dress it on a belt sander.

I hope you are able to find quality blades for this saw. Most drift more than your 32nd.
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