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Adjusting Miter Saw Laser

Having a laser on a miter saw is a great benefit. From a safety perspective, it shows you where the cut is about to be made, so you can make sure nothing that you don’t want cut is in line with the saw blade. From an accuracy perspective, a correctly set laser makes it easy…

Miter Saw

Learn How to Setup a Miter Saw Learn How to use a Miter Saw Using a miter saw more efficiently in your woodshop will help you save time and money. We provide tips that will help you learn how to use a miter saw reducing the number of miscuts and increase your accuracy. View Our…

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Accurate Trimming on a Miter Saw

George Vondriska shows you a neat trick for accurately trimming boards using your miter saw. The miter saw technique requires a subtle movement of the hand and patience, but the end results are very accurate cuts during your next woodworking project build.

Makita LS1040 10″ Compound Miter Saw

I wasn’t asking for much as I hunted for a new miter saw. I simply wanted a unit that was rock solid with no slop in any moving part, super lightweight for portability, easy to adjust, precise locking locations for common cuts, high powered, and under $200. I was willing to forego the depth capacity…

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Using a Sacrificial Fence for Precision on a Miter Saw

Trial and error isn’t always the best choice for making cuts on your miter saw because its not precise and you could waste valuable wood. So George Vondriska gives you a simple tip that will avoid trial and error and help you be super precise. He recommends using a sacrificial fence to make your cuts…

What is a Miter Saw Used For?

If you’re considering adding a miter saw to your shop, you might be saying to yourself, What is a miter saw used for? Does a miter saw offer enough benefits to make it worth the investment? What do I need to know about miter saws in order to make an educated buying choice? How do…

Making Dadoes on a Miter Saw

Need to make a dado or two? Not everyone knows this, but you can make dadoes on your miter saw. Yep, on your miter saw. No need to put a dado head on your table saw, or set up a router bit in a hand-held router or on a router table. If your miter saw…

Compound Miter Saws from Hitachi

Hitachi Power Tools announced two new 8-1/2″ slider compound miter saws, the C8FSE, $349, and C8FSHE, $379. At 31-lbs (C8FSE) and 32-lbs (C8FSHE), these are, according to Hitachi, the lightest and most portable 8-1/2″ slide miter saws on the market.Both the C8FSE and C8FSHE are powered by 9.5-Amp motors and have a no-load speed of…

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Using a Miter Saw Correctly

Using a miter saw in your shop can allow you to safely make high quality, repeatable cross cuts in a highly efficiently fashion. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to add one of these to your shop, it will be important to understand the anatomy of the tool well enough to choose…

Miter Saw Safety Tips

George Vondriska talks miter saw safety and demonstrates why he prefers to release the trigger and let his miter saw blade come to a complete stop once he’s made a cut before returning it to its original position. The answer is two-fold: 1) You won’t have any small offcut pieces ricocheting around your workshop and…