Miter Saw / November 23, 2018 / Tina Abrahamsson.
This is incredible handy and especially helpful when cutting molding. Miter saws are available with one one bevel (single bevel blade tilts to the left) and two bevels (dual or double bevel blade tilts to the left and right). In order to make a bevel cut in the opposite direction single bevel saws require that stock be flipped end for end (which can be a pain). Double bevel saws on the other end offer simple bevels to both the left and right. While double bevel miter saws are more expensive the price difference (about $50 - $100) is almost negligible if you use the feature.
The CBFB is unique since it is not only a miter saw but can also function as a radial arm saw. Since then Hitachi has continued to be one of the top makers of motorized miter saws. Advantages of Hitachi Miter Saw: Precision is one of the most essential aspects of woodworking and carpentry. Every cut should be accurate. The stakes are high. One small mistake could delay your work. Cut a miter joint an inch more than what is required and you may get to do more work in your workshop. Yes accurate work translates into faster work. And the rate at which you do your woodworking or carpentry work matters. Would it be sad when you do work in your workshop instead of attending your sons baseball match? Would it be better if you finish your woodwork early and spend more quality time with your wife? It certainly is. Hitachi knows this. That is why their miter saws are designed to help you do your job accurately and faster. Hitachi miter saw has unique and adjustable laser marker that users can use to make accurate cuts.
I. Compound Miter Saws On a compound miter saw the blade moves in three general directions. First the blade moves up and down in a chopping motion. Second the blade moves about 45-degrees to the left and right for miter cuts and lastly the blade will lean either to the left or to the left and right to perform bevel and double bevel cuts. Although compound miter saws are typically more portable and less expensive than sliding compound miter saws they also have less capacity for wider boards. Most often a compound miter saw will be unable to through-cut a wide board with a single pass. II. Sliding Compound Miter Saws A sliding compound miter saw does all of the things a compound miter saw does while also adding a few more things to the pot.
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.