Miter Saw / November 22, 2018 / OdeletteGervais.
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.
Blade changes are generally pretty simple so dont avoid blade switching out of inconvenience. Using an improper blade can cost you much more in the long run than a few short minutes to pop on a new blade: when cutting to achieve a cleaner more precise cut use a blade with more teeth for a quicker more rough cut use a blade with fewer teeth when crosscutting be sure to use a crosscut blade and so forth. Blade Changes: To change your blade you first need to remove the guard and pivot the blade mount cover or access plate away from the blade and remove the center nut.
If you are going to be making cuts of more than six inches regularly you will want to make sure that you get a saw that can handle them. Basically you have two options one is to move up to a 12 inch miter saw the other is a sliding 10 inch miter saw. Most people will find that the sliding 10 inch miter saw is the better choice for their needs. If you are about to embark on a large home improvement project you probably have a general understanding of common tools used for projects around the house. Hammers nail guns power screw drivers and saws all prove to be useful for DIYers trying to complete home improvement projects. If you are planning on adding crown modeling trimming studs or perform bevel cuts you are in need a of miter saw; also known as a drop saw or chop saw. If you are in need of a miter saw its time to start shopping. Before you make a purchase there are some things you will need to consider.
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.