Miter Saw / November 8, 2018 / Albertina Davide
Miter saws are one of the most popular most widely used power tools in the tool industry today. Because of their portability convenient capacities and overall accuracy a miter saw can be found in nearly every wood-shop garage or pickup truck. Miter saws are generally designed to produce fast accurate crosscuts into a workpiece typically for framing or molding applications. The workpiece is pressed up against an angled fence to ensure the most precise cutting angles as you work. The fence generally sits at a 900 angle but can be adjusted as needed for a particular cut. While most miter saws have a miter index that allows users to precisely modify their cut angle in one degree increments most also have capacities which allow for quick and accurate cut stops at common cut angles like 150 300 and 450.
Apple Computer Inc. began its operations in Steve Jobs cramped garage. Likewise Google Inc. was formally formed at the garage of Larry Page and Sergey Brins friend. What makes technology companies with small beginnings grow into large and successful corporations is their dedication to innovation and quality two attributes which Hitachi Ltd. had never tired of demonstrating. Like Google and Apple Hitachi began as a small business. The company started as an electrical repair shop in 1910. With its passion for innovation and quality Hitachi quickly climbed the ladder of success. Today Hitachi is the worlds third largest tech company in terms of revenue. The company is known as one of the top manufacturers of various products like Mainframe computers LCD projectors optical disk drives mobile phones and power tools. And when it comes to power tools Hitachi makes one of the best in the world. One of the premier power tools that Hitachi manufactures is the Hitachi miter saw. Hitachi Miter Saw: Innovation has been the trademark of Hitachi throughout its existence. In 1988 Hitachi engineers made a landmark product: the first sliding compound miter saw (CBFB).
Before mounting the fence or fences to the miter saw table top draw a pencil or chalk line where the front of the fence is to be positioned. Take a long straightedge lay it flat on the miter saws metal table and push one edge of it long the miter saws metal fence. Keeping it in this position draw a pencil line along the table top out as far as possible. Repeat on the opposite side of the saw if you have tables on both sides of the saw. Extend this pencil line as far as possible. Place the fence along the pencil line with the end of the wooden fence almost touching the end of miter saws metal fence. (Leave a 1/16" gap between the wooden fence and the metal fence.) Drill appropriately sized holes for the lag screws through the table top and into the 2x4 joist underneath the table top (one for each slot).