Miter Saw / November 12, 2018 / OdeletteGervais.
To get technical for a very brief moment (and using the average 10-inch compound miter saw and the average 12-inch sliding compound miter saw (opposite ends of the spectrum to bookend your possible cutting capacities) 10 and 12-inch miter saws usually offer the following cutting capacities: Max Crosscut at 90-Degrees: 2-1/2-inches by 6-inches - through - 4-1/2-inches by 12-1/2-inches. Max Crosscut at 45-Degrees: 2-inches by 8-inches - through - 4-1/2-inches by 8-1/2-inches. Blade at 45-degrees: 2-inches by 6-inches cut - through - 3-inches by 12-inches. Max Standing Molding: 4-inches - through - 6-inches. Bevel: Bevel controls allow users to adjust the angle of the blade to make angled cuts along the thickness of a board.
A slightly more expensive and far better alternative is to use a metal track or tracks with a flip-up stop and measuring tape built in. Such a device is manufactured by Kreg Tools and is available in 4-foot track lengths that can be butted together to make longer lengths. My miter saw table requires four 4-foot tracks two for each side of the saw. The track is mounted to the top of the wooden fence you just made. You will have to adjust the height of the wooden fence (2 1/4"+ above the table top) so that the bottom of the flip-up stop clears the table by about 1/16" in the down position. The nice thing about the flip-up stop is that it can be flipped up out of the way without losing its measurement setting along the measuring tape.
For you to choose the right miter saw you have to know its features. Miter saws vary in brands designs and also its blades. The blade guard which is known as a safety blade. A laser guard which serves as a guide of the portion you are about to cut. The shaft lock which helps you in changing the blades of your miter saw. Then the dust bag basically collects the dust of your woodwork. The electric brake is the most important features of your miter saw. The electric brake is one of its safety features which automatically shut down the blade in case of emergency.
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.