What is a Miter Saw?
A miter saw is a power tool that consists of a saw mounted on a pivoting swing arm which allows you to cut materials at a variety of angles. Woodworkers like using miter saws because they allow you to quickly and easily make repeat cuts, speeding up your productivity
What is a Miter Saw Used For?
Miter Saws are generally used for woodworkers and contractors because they make fast, controlled cuts in wood or other soft materials. Miter saws are the better version of chop saws because they include a large spinning blade and a fence to hold the cut piece in place, resulting in higher accuracy. Miter saws can be used to cut wood such as lumber, crown molding, door frames, window trim, and other woodworking projects.
Choosing a Miter Saw
There are four different types of miter saws: standard miter saw, compound miter saw, dual compound miter saw, and sliding miter saw. Each miter saw is designed differently, has different features, and has different price points, so it is important to understand the uses and features of each of the three miter saws to be sure you’re choosing the best miter saw for your woodworking projects.
Standard Miter Saw
Standard miters saws miter, or rotate to the side, so you can cut the board from the top at an angle. This allows you to easily create corner pieces for a variety of projects.
Compound Miter Saw
Compound miter saws also bevel, or tilt in one direction (left or right) to allow you to cut your piece at different angles, both horizontally and vertically. They can make compound cuts in one pass.
Dual Compound Miter Saw
Dual compound miter saws have all the same qualities of compound miter saws, but they also bevel/tilt in two directions (left and right).
Sliding Miter Saw
Sliding miter saws add an additional function. They slide forward so you can cut wider pieces than the blade would normally allow. The sliding design lets you make wide cuts, although it doesn’t increase the cutting depth, and are ideal when your work space is not large enough to accommodate larger miter saw sizes or when you’re working on large products.
Why You Should Use a Miter Saw?
Miter saws deliver speed and power to your cutting applications. Their precision features allow for repeatable cuts for large production projects. Optimize your cut power with a miter saw and see high-level, professional-looking results for all your finished pieces.
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