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How to use a miter saw?

by Jeff S. Keep moving

Miter saw is commonly used now a day in our tool industry. It is much important in framing and molding applications. You will find a miter saw at every wood shop. There is a variety of sizes and shapes of these miter saws and will give you a convenience of work especially if you love home hobbies.

Hitachi Miter Saw

There are various ways to use the miter saw, but if you want to increase the efficiency of the saw and want to get the maximum benefit then here are few ways to use the miter saw in order to increase its efficiency:

  • Read the manual

If you are using the miter saw for the first time then it is best to read the manual first to use it properly. Read the step by step guidelines of using the miter saw that will protect you from damages and other bad happenings.

  • Align the cut

After carefully understanding the use of the miter saw, your next duty is to start the procedure of cutting. For that purpose, you need to lift the blade guard of the miter saw with the help of your thumb and then align your cut. For your safety, it is necessary to remove your fingers when you are aligning the cut. Hold the wood piece firmly to align the cut properly.

  • Adjust the angle

The miter saw will also give you an option to adjust the angle. It is better to adjust the blade angle for fine cuts. Firmly hold it with one hand and then adjust the angle. After adjusting the angle tighten it properly. Remember one thing in mind if you are changing the blade then make sure to unplug the saw to protect yourself from potential damages.

  • Construct a jig

You can go for an option to construct a jig to hold various crown moldings at a right angle in order to get the better results. You can also mark various position like stop position. Similarly, it is ideal to take the proper measurements first to cut various sized pieces of wood. Like if you are cutting the bed crown then it is ideal to take the measurements of a suitable crown and mark them with a pencil after that start your cutting procedure. That will add more efficiency to your work.

  • Cut the larger pieces into smaller ones

It is quite technical to cut the smaller pieces, but for that purpose, it is best to transform the larger pieces of wood into smaller ones to protect your fingers and to avoid the extensive shattering of a miter saw. Mostly it is observed that a miter saw of one brand is different from other. So it is ideal to extensively use the miter saw for practice and to bring proficiency in the work.

  • Use of miter saw stand for convenience

It is very important to use a miter saw stand for the convenience of work. This stand is able to hold the larger pieces of wood with tools, so you can easily manage your work with various pieces of wood. That will give you the fast results to assemble and cut the various sized pieces of wood.


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