Miter Saw / October 27, 2018 / Evelin Nordin.
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 world of high-performance miter saws though offers craftsmen a kind of double-edged sword. Because the tools can perform so many applications because theyre built in many different sizes with different features focuses and benefits choosing the best miter saw for your life and work-load can be surprisingly difficult. Accordingly Ive put together the below information to help guide you (or compound slide you) in the right direction. Features and Considerations You: Ultimately the first point to consider is not necessarily on or about the miter saw at all. Instead your first thoughts should be about how you are going to use the tool.
And time is of the essence in woodworking and carpentry. There are times when you just need to finish a piece in a hurry. To make your woodworking or carpentry job faster you may need to get a power miter saw. Essential Uses of a Power Miter Saw: Also known as a chop saw or a drop saw the miter saw is every craftsman and carpenters best friend. It does not only help in making miter joints faster but it can also be used in other applications. Framing is one of the fastest building techniques. To facilitate framing construction carpenters need the right tools. One of the essential tools that carpenters will have is the power miter saw. In framing construction lots of frames are needed to be made in a short span of time. A miter saw does not only help in cutting frames at a fast rate but it also ensures that the frames are accurately cut. Molding is another essential construction material.
With the exception of Bosch miter saws whose bevel controls are conveniently up-front most saws bevel controls are placed at the back of the saw. While this is typical and more-or-less intentional it has proved less ergonomic than up-front access. Extension Wings: To increase cutting capacities some saws are also built with slide-out extension wings to support larger boards. While in theory this is a great feature unless you invest in a more expensive tool these wings are often not all theyre cracked up to be. Conversely on a more high-quality saw theyre a definitely a convenient extra.