Miter Saw / October 30, 2018 / Sally Abrahamsson.
Slide the guard up slightly. This will reveal the screw that holds the guard to the miter saw. Loosen that screw so that you can slide the blade guard further backward. Slide it back as far as it will go positioning it about 170-degrees behind its usual position. This gives you access to the saws locking pin and blade bolt. Depress the saws locking pin (in the very center of the blade) and spin the saw blade until it locks. If your saw does not have a locking pin wedge your scrap wood (ideally a piece of 2x4) in front of the blade to prevent it from moving. Next using an Allen wrench (or an open-ended wrench) remove the blade bolt. Though many saws have a reverse threaded blade bolt the thread pattern is not universal to all miter saws. Accordingly you should look for an indicator on the tool of which way to loosen the bolt or review your tools manual before going to town on it. Remove the flange and finally remove the blade.
Miter saws can be used in a woodworking shop as a permanently installed tool or on the jobsite as a portable or semi-portable unit. I will discuss the construction of miter saw tables appropriate to both types of installations. The purpose of a miter saw table is two-fold: (1) to elevate the saw to a comfortable working height for the operator and (2) to provide a surface to the left and/or right of the saw for the extension of the fence and to provide support for long materials while being cut. If you have ever tried to cut a 45-degree miter at one end of a 2 x 6 x 12 you know why a miter saw table or roller stand is absolutely required. Very often miter saws are used to make repetitive cuts of the same length.
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.
Producing a virtually unparalleled smoothness of cut the tool is unbelievably precise and offers optimal operator control throughout every conceivable working condition. The new axial system completely replaces the miter saws former and comparatively underdeveloped rail system with two multi-joint articulating (or hinged) arms which appear more akin to a space-robot than a power tool. These cast-iron arms also ensure the saw remains properly aligned and calibrated despite time and unfavorable environments. Additionally the saws axial design is not only responsible for its unmatched durability and crazy-smooth precision but it also folds to sit flush with the back of the saw saving up to 12" of workspace compared with a standard sliding compound miter saw.