Resetting to square / 0 degrees bevel on GKT 55 GCE

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Hi all,

I am finding that I cannot trust the markers for 0° bevel on the GKT 55 GCE. I have to use a set square to check and adjust and end up closer to the 1° marker for it to make a square cut. It's also a tricky process as it's not quite clear which part of the blade housing can be trusted to be parallel to the blade to measure against, and measuring against the blade itself involves holding it down while also checking the angle and you kind of run out of hands doing it.

Am I alone with this?
Does anyone have any handy tips to reset the saw back to square without all this faff?

I noticed there are other threads that mention this but haven't seen any good tips for it.

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Hi there, I got a video from youtube here. Follow the instruction. Maybe, this can solve your issue. 
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Hi Nailerguy,

thank you for your response - I've come across this video, too - but I don't have the warped base plate issue.

My issue is that the saw is impossible to properly set back to square without using a engineers square and ignoring the markers on the saw.
I wonder if others have found the same or if people visually line up to the 0 degree marker and actually have square cuts after doing so (I don't!)
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My issue is that the saw is impossible to properly set back to square without using a engineers square and ignoring the markers on the saw.
I wonder if others have found the same or if people visually line up to the 0 degree marker and actually have square cuts after doing so (I don't!)


I have the same issue w/ getting square cuts / setting the 0 degee setting.  When set to 0 degree / 90 degree square cut on the saw, it is off when you check the cut with a try square.  Its a bout a degree or two off direct from factory (this is a new saw which replaced a cheap track saw i had (which at least made square cuts when set to 0!))..


To get a square cut, the actual setting on the gauge is off - which is pretty frustrating as I'd just ripped down a heap of birch ply and then realised after the fact that all the cuts weren't square / at 90 degrees.

I'd like to know if anyone else has this issue, or if someone knows of a fix that can reset / adjsut the mitre gauge back to 'zero' (I've searched to see if it is adjustable but haven't found anything online and don't want to take the base apart while under warranty / potentially void my warranty).

I've seen the warped base plate issue video too... Afaik this isn't my issue as the base plate is flate / doesn't wobble when set to 'zero' - I may play with this some more to see if it is a contributing factor, but I set the angle as per the method in the bosch video already...
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I now realize that I have the GKT13-225, but I was having this same issue, but then found this set screw to help dial in the 0 degree setting, and when I set the saw back to 0 after changing it, this stop puts it right back to zero.

 
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I have the exact same issue. The blade is approximate 1 degree out of square (and it's not the base plate issue). Is there a way of adjusting the saw back to 0 or is it a case of returning  the saw for repair?

Mine is the GKT 55 GCE bought in March 2020 but has largely sat idle until now.

This post was edited by doni on 23.03.2021, 12:57 o’clock
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I too have the same issue and after reading all of your posts, I will be returning mine to the place of purchase for repair.
These saws cost a lot of money so you would expect them to be accurately calibrated.