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hobbies and interests woodworking# How do you measure the angle of a Mitre cut?

Last Updated: 19th March, 2020

The formula involves dividing 360 by the number of sides to

**calculate**the corner**angle**. Then divide it by two to get the**miter angle**. If you're making a five-sided project with all sides equal, you divide 360 by five to get 72 degrees. So each**joint**or corner forms a 72-degree**angle**.Click to see full answer.

Also know, how do you measure angles?

**How to measure an angle with a protractor:**

- Place the midpoint of the protractor on the VERTEX of the angle.
- Line up one side of the angle with the zero line of the protractor (where you see the number 0).
- Read the degrees where the other side crosses the number scale.

Likewise, how do you cut an obtuse angle? **How to Cut an Obtuse Angle on a Miter Saw**

- Set your miter saw to cut at an acute angle and it will cut at an obtuse angle by default.
- Imagine cutting an obtuse angle of 120 degrees as an example.
- Note that miter saw gauges don't go to 60.
- Set your saw at 30 (90 - 30 = 60) to cut at a 60-degree angle. Tip. Don't bang the saw down onto whatever you are cutting.

what is the tool for measuring angles?

protractors

How do you cut a 22.5 degree angle?

Insert the handsaw on both sides of the miter box in the **22.5**-**degree** slots on the fences. Use long and even handsaw strokes to **cut** at an **angle** of **22.5 degrees** the baseboard or molding. After measuring the baseboard mark the location where you want to **cut**.