# When would you use a compound cut?

## When would you use a compound cut?

Cutting compound works to remove the top layers of the paint finish. It can be used to rejuvenate the paint in a variety of ways: Polishing out paint scratches and swirl marks. Removing paint overspray.

### How do you work out compound angles?

The compound angle formula is: sin(A+B) = sinAcosB + cosAsinB. The substitution produces the formula: sin(A+B) = (opposite side a/hypotenuse a)(adjacent side b/hypotenuse b) + (adjacent side a/hypotenuse a)(opposite side b/hypotenuse b).

#### What is the compound angle formula?

A compound angle formula or addition formula is a trigonometric identity which expresses a trigonometric function of (A+B) or (A−B) in terms of trigonometric functions of A and B.

**How many degrees off is a miter cut?**

If the miter angle is off by just 1 degree—that is, the miter cut is 46 degrees—this part will be too long by 0.21 in. With the same angle error at the opposing end of the square tube, the cut now will be long by 0.42 in. For the majority of fabricators, this variance is far too great.

**Can you use a miter saw to cut steel tubes?**

If you are a fabricator, or a supplier to a fabricator, you are unquestionably in the business of sawing steel, including steel tubes and pipes. Further, a sizable percentage, if not the majority, of that sawing requires miter cutting, be it on a cold saw or band saw.

## What is the difference between mitered and butted compound?

Butted compound angles. Butted compound angles are more complex than a simple mitered joint. Unlike a mitered joint where the two pieces to be joined are tipped at the same angle, in a butted joint, the two pieces to be joined can have different angles.

### What does compound angle mean on a saw?

Compound Angle — Butted joint. Bevel is given in degrees from vertical, when the piece is laying flat on a horizontal plane (like on the top of a saw table). 0° a square edge (no bevel), 45° is a piece cut with a 1:1 bevel. Bevel is the angle you’d set your blade to.