A colleague loaned me a compound miter saw as pictured below. It's not quite the same model from HF, but the image will serve my purpose. The arrows point to where the blade should slide back to when cutting. The miter saw I am using will not slide all the way back and stops a good inch before the end, so I have to constantly place a piece of wood forward of the stop(not sure what's called) so the piece of wood I am cutting gets moved back toward the blade and then I can cut it clean through. If I don't do this, then I can't cut through the piece of wood I am sawing.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2015 9:34:00 GMT -8 by Teachndad
"I get that queasy how in the hell will this thing ever go back together feeling.” - PT
It should slide all the way back , look for debris or something blocking the slide. It could have a bend in the slide but most likely debris. MAKE SURE IT IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE WORKING ON IT... Also check for a travel stop adjustment, I have never seen one on a miter saw but there are many different makes and models.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2015 14:51:01 GMT -8 by bigbill