Miter Saw / October 29, 2018 / Nova Lundgren.
Know what you need from your miter saw and go looking for one with those expectations in mind. Miter saws are one of the most widely used power tools in the tool industry today and for good reason; with sizes and styles to meet the needs of every degree of craftsmen a miter saw can be found in nearly every wood-shop or garage. Because these saws are so portable and offer capacities for endless accuracy and convenience a good miter saw will fast become your best friend whether you are a general contractor or a home hobbyist. To briefly review miter saw miter saw itself they are generally designed to produce fast accurate crosscuts into a workpiece typically for framing or molding applications. Additionally there are several types of miter saw available.
The saw must be mounted in this gap so that the top of the miter saw table is flush with the top of the saw table. The miter handle must be free to move its full travel in both directions left to right. Anticipate the need for this gap as you are framing the underside of your miter saw table because you will need to construct a shelf underneath to support the weight of the miter saw. You might want to make this shelf adjustable in micro increments so that you can get the top of the saw platform exactly flush to the top of the saw table. You can do this with lag screws with washers in sliding slots through the shelf sub-structure and into the table framing. Slightly loosen the lags and tap the table up or down with a rubber hammer before tightening the lags fully.
Molding is used to cover transitions between surfaces. Aside from that molding is also used to decorate surfaces. In the old days carpenters struggle in cutting many pieces of moldings. Sweating from cutting moldings can be avoided with the help of a power miter saw. Portability: Aside from helping woodworkers and carpenters work faster and make accurate cuts a power miter saw has other advantages. For one thing a miter saw is designed to be portable. Portability is an excellent feature if you are doing carpentry or woodworking jobs in various places. The Benefit of Working Fast: Woodworking and carpentry are enjoyable occupations and hobbies. In the old days wives complain that their husbands were not allotting much time talking with them and kids grumble that their dads were not attending their Sunday baseball or football games. Daddies are simply spending too much time in the workshop. Of course that is before the advent of power tools like miter saws. Well your family is much important than your work or hobby. As much as possible you should spend time talking and having fun with your family. And that is what you will get if you have a miter saw.
I quickly realized that the tool of choice would be a compound miter saw especially when tackling the crown moldings. I had suffered through a bookcase project a year earlier using a manual miter box and back saw to produce the crown molding trim on several built-in bookcases. There was no way I wanted to repeat that experience! My wife eager to see the remodeling project underway readily agreed to a new saw purchase. A Saw By Any Other Name Miter (or mitre) saws are designed to make angled cuts in wood stock by pulling a circular blade down in a plunging motion. This action gives the saws their nicknames of "drop saws" or "chop saws." A further refinement the compound miter saw can cut both an angle and a bevel simultaneously removing the need for a "work-and-turn" motion when making an angled cut that will smoothly join to another piece of trim or molding. The double action cut is possible because the motor is attached to a pivoting post which allows the blade to swing both side to side and at an angle to the workpiece.