Miter Saw / November 19, 2018 / Pernilla Lund.
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 longer you can build it the better off it will be for you but any length of saw table is better than no table at all. My miter saw table measures 8 Feet to the left of the saw blade and another 8 feet to the right of the saw blade. This way I can support the full length of a sheet of plywood on either side. The saw table is constructed over 2 x 4 framing and contains multiple storage drawers below the table which I use to store small tools and supplies. If you prefer the space underneath the saw table can be left open for shelf space or lumber storage. I suggest that the top surface be 3/4" Melamine or Formica over 3/4" particle board.
Most of these miter saws are portable with blade sizes ranging from eight to twelve inches. This saw works by pulling a circular saw blade down onto a work piece in a short controlled motion the work piece being held against a fence. This fence provides an accurate cutting angle between the blade and the longest work piece edge. In a standard position this angle is fixed at 90 degrees. The primary feature that distinguishes this saw from others is its miter index that allows the angle of the blade to be altered relative to the fence. Whereas most miter saws provide a facility to make a one degree incremental change to the miter index many also provide stops that allow the miter index to be properly set to common angles of repose like 15 degrees 30 degrees or 45 degrees. Some salient features of the sliding miter saws are as under: - A compound feature allows the angle of the cutting blade to be altered relative to the cutting plane. This also allows the saw to be used for bevel cutting.
A saw with a compound feature is called as compound miter saw or CMS. - A slide allows the cutting blade to be moved several inches along the cutting plane which in turn allows the cutting blade to make cuts which are longer than the diameter of the blade. A slide which combines the features of slide and compound miter saw is called as sliding compound miter saw or SCMS. - A laser guide gives the exact indication of where the cut will be made in the work piece in the arrangement. - A blade guard is a cover for the sharp teeth of the cutting blade. Most modern saws have a self retracting blade guard which automatically retract when the blade is lowered onto a work piece and re-cover the blade when it is raised. One question that a lot of people have when they are buying a miter saw is just how wide of a cut can be made with this particular saw. In this article we will look at how big a cut a 10 inch miter saw can make since they are by far the most common size. We will also discuss what you can do if you need to make a bigger cut. A standard 10 inch miter saw can handle cuts of up to six inches in most cases.