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.

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  • How to Cut Plywood on a Sliding Miter Saw
    3:06

    George Vondriska teaches you how to cut plywood on a sliding miter saw. This includes selecting the correct side of the wood, carefully operating the saw and deciding when to use a scoring cut or a complete cut to get the best possible finish.

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  • Using a Sacrificial Fence for Precision on a Miter Saw
    3:25

    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

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  • Accurate Trimming on a Miter Saw
    2:41

    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.

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  • Cutting Accurate Miters using a Sacrificial Fence
    3:08

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use a piece of melamine as a sacrificial fence for cutting a miter on your miter saw. This will help you to figure out where to make your cut on the miter and will guarantee a more accurate cut.

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2 Responses to “Miter Saw”
  1. Bill

    Hi!

    I have a smaller (7 1/4”) Kobalt, laser-guided compound single-bevel sliding mitre saw. Because the blade is rather small and the saw’s fence isn’t very tall I can’t spring my crown molding up against it for quick beveled cuts. I must flat cut everything and use the saw’s beveling capability to get my beveled cut angles correct.

    Here’s my issue: I’m trying to find out the correct “bevel” setting for my blade for an outside 90 degree “bullnose” corner cut. Again, my saw will only flat-cut. I know I need to end up with three total pieces of crown molding (left side, pie-shaped transition piece and right side piece). I also know there will be four cuts at the 22.5 degree mitre setting. However, what should the bevel setting be for my blade? I’ve tried messing around with different settings (starting with 22.5 degrees) but my pieces never line up correctly when I go to put them up and place them around the outside 90 degree bull-nosed corner.

    Any help would be MUCH appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Bill

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