Miter Saw / November 30, 2018 / Tina Abrahamsson
This is a big saw with a big bite - and while its nearly big enough for your general contractor its perfectly suited for every craftsman hobbyist and do-it-yourself-er. Hitachi also builds a formidable light-duty compound miter saw in their C10FCE2. With an intensely powerful motor and full range of cutting flexibility the saw truly has the authority to boast its colors at any contractors jobsite while still being perfectly suited for homeowners. The CF10FCE2 is comfortable to use and is extremely lightweight at only 26.3 lbs enhancing its portability. An extended flip fence raising 4" allows users to accommodate large workpieces and vertically cut crown molding and with convenient access to the saws brushes replacing these little buggers is a nearly effortless task.
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.
Exclusive to Bosch this feature provides maximum working space without the use of a bulky table. Lastly Bosch has stuffed this mighty miter with a gorgeous 15amp motor with 3 max horsepower and a resounding 3800 rpm. In the end this lion-hearted space-craft of a miter saw has a surplus of authority a surplus of power and truly superior innovation and certainly the good-looks to complete the package with a perfect glistening cherry on top. The saw is for lack of a better term flabbergasting and performs with something like ethereal precision and perfect simplicity. Woodworking and carpentry is an art. Just like other arts the woodworker and carpenter need to have precision. For instance a miter joint should be perfectly done. Otherwise pieces of molding would not fit in at a right angle. In the old days miters are made using a manual miter saw. Cutting an accurately-made miter out of wood may take some time though.