All you Wood Worker guys out there???

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Posted by steveVa on March 29, 2018 at 16:28:02 [URL] [DELETE] :

I have 2 different electric miter saws. One is an old 10" Shopcraft Saw that I have had forever and the other is a 12" Dewalt that I have had for about 10 years.
The deck level of the Dewalt saw is 4-1/8" above the table it sits on and the Shopcraft deck is 3-1/8" above the table .
Here is my Question??
Standard Board dimensions are 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 3-1/2", 5-1/2", 7-1/4", 9-1/4" and 11-1/4". None of these combinations add up to 3-1/8" or 4-1/8", so whenever I cut something longer then 4 feet it is a pain to find a combination of boards I can stack up to hold the end of a long piece of wood when I cut it.
I know I can rip a piece to size, but why do you suppose that they make the deck heights such odd dimensions??? Am I missing something? Thanks for any input.

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