View Full Version : Need angle help

12-11-2015, 08:57 PM
Hey guys

looking at the buggy plans for the st4 and it says that i need an overall angle of 88 but when we do 44 and 44 it is not correct. also when we only have a 45 degrees chop saw.
what is the formula or calculation that we are doing wrong


12-11-2015, 09:10 PM
with a 45 degree saw you cant get 44 degrees unless it goes past some, might need to break the grinder out and do it the old fashioned way

12-12-2015, 11:40 AM
When angles are near 45 degrees it's easy to ef up. This is because you can accidently use the wrong side of the cut.
The 2 mitered pieces to make 88 are actually 46 and 46
44 and 44 are what is removed.
Does this make sense?

12-12-2015, 11:46 AM
What is the formula for that is there

12-12-2015, 12:11 PM
This is the 3rd thread with this same question.

Is it ground hog day?


12-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Ground hog Day, love that movie!

Hope you haven't already started cutting material.
I don't mean to be rude but If your already having a hard time with angles then the rest of the project is gonna be a major headache!

First off you need to but or make an Angle finder/Protractor.
Either store bought or 2 pieces of flat bar screwed together on one end.
Finding your miter cuts with square is a lot easier to start off with before cutting round.
You can draw your desired angle on the floor with 2 intersecting lines. Lay 1 piece of tubing on 1 line and the other tube along the opposite line so that one tube lays over the other at the angle point.
Now use a marker and mark both tubes where they intersect on the outside of the bend and the inside of the bend.
Lift up the tubes and draw a line between both points that you marked on each tube.
That's your degree line to cut on which will give you 2 perfect miter cuts on each tube.

I hope this makes sense, but I have a feeling I may have just made things more complicated for you.
Sorry about that. In my head it looks easy but describing the method isn't.