Miter Saw / November 30, 2018 / Tina Abrahamsson
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.
There are three basic types available; the power miter saw compound miter saw or sliding compound miter saw. The power miter saw is a basic model that is good for a person who only intends to make simple cuts of 90 degrees or less such as the cuts necessary for trimming studs to frame a house. A compound miter saw is more versatile than the simpler power model since it adjusts for both miter and bevel cuts. Sliding compound models are more advanced and most versatile model of all miter saws. Because the motor and blade assembly is mounted on a movable arm this saw is perfect for accommodating longer pieces of wood while still performing beautiful cuts on smaller pieces as well. If the project you are doing around the house is quite extensive you might want to consider also purchasing a miter saw stand. The stand is one of the most important elements of a miter saw setup. If the saw does not have a good stable place to sit operating the machine will be frustrating and tedious. A stand will also provide a place for very long pieces of wood to rest while being cut. The purpose you intend to use the saw for will determine what type of stand you should purchase.
Molding is used to cover transitions between surfaces. Aside from that molding is also used to decorate surfaces. In the old days carpenters struggle in cutting many pieces of moldings. Sweating from cutting moldings can be avoided with the help of a power miter saw. Portability: Aside from helping woodworkers and carpenters work faster and make accurate cuts a power miter saw has other advantages. For one thing a miter saw is designed to be portable. Portability is an excellent feature if you are doing carpentry or woodworking jobs in various places. The Benefit of Working Fast: Woodworking and carpentry are enjoyable occupations and hobbies. In the old days wives complain that their husbands were not allotting much time talking with them and kids grumble that their dads were not attending their Sunday baseball or football games. Daddies are simply spending too much time in the workshop. Of course that is before the advent of power tools like miter saws. Well your family is much important than your work or hobby. As much as possible you should spend time talking and having fun with your family. And that is what you will get if you have a miter saw.