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Trying to cut an angle with jigsaw...and confused!

Hi all,

This may be a really dumb question, but I thought I'd better consult some experts because I think I'm going around in circles. I'm a newbie so I may be missing something obvious...but the picture in my book doesn't seem to match the words. I'm working on a project that calls for a 35-degree angle cut with a jigsaw. This is a magazine rack made from two pieces that slide together to form an angle. The plan says to "tilt the jigsaw base to 35 degrees left", but my saw only tilts to 45 degrees. There's no way to set it to 35 degrees, unless I'm supposed to be aiming for the complementary angle? If the plans call for a 35-degree cut, are they really asking for 35 degrees off of 90, which would be 55? THAT I can hit! This is doing my head in...geometry was a REALLY long time ago!

Thanks a bunch!

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