|The standard practice of placing wood on a miter
saw and cutting is as follows
||Place the wood on the table so that the
cut mark is over the slot
||Bring the blade down to see if it hits the mark. This
works best if the mark happens to be in a position where the blade
touches the wood.
||Apply power to the saw and make a very light cut
||Now that you know where the blade is actually hitting
the wood you move the wood slightly to make the final alignment.
||You now make the final cut.