What good is buying a tool that you will never know how to work with? Many people do not know that most of the woodwork tools they have can do much more than they currently do.
Thankfully, as they say, it’s never late to learn a good skill. At the art center, the miter saw has been quite intriguing to many people. They could not figure out what it could do. Thus, I have been teaching them how most of the woodwork tools that we bought for the art center work. The miter saw seems to be the most fascinating to them.
Here are some of the uses of a miter saw that I have been telling them about:
Making cross cuts
Cross cuts are just cuts that are perpendicular to the grains, which mean that you cut the wood across. If you have ten feet of wood and you need to cut it up into three pieces of three feet each, you will make cross cuts. What many people do not know is that there are different types of cuts. The crosscut we have already discussed. The rip cut goes along the wood grain. There is a special saw for that, called a band saw.
You cannot use a miter saw for rip cuts or for cutting long pieces of wood. However, you will find it quite powerful for regular crosscuts. Because of the stability of the saw. You will find that it can cut just about any wood or board that you put it to. If the saw has a laser guide, you can make very accurate cuts.
Cutting at an angle
Woodwork needs some powerful joints and they do not come any better than when they are angled. And making them this way is not too hard either. You just need to turn the saw to one side; it can be the left or the right side and the more you turn it, the bigger the cutting angle becomes.
When you are making 90-degree angles, you know better than to use straight cut pieces of wood. That would be a very weak joint. However, when you cut two pieces 45 degrees, you can make a nice 90 degree angle. You can set the angular cut easily.
If you get to repairing your wood floors, you will find that there are many angles to cut, including at the corners. When you are cutting different types of trims for your home improvement projects, you will find the miter saw quite handy.
Making repeated cuts
When you are handling a big home improvement project with woodwork, you will have to make many repeat cuts. Now, you do not want to have to keep resetting the miter saw every now and then. Thus, you can just make a stop to one end of the work table and then cut your pieces to that length. That should enable you to do faster work without wasting time.
Considering all the features that a miter saw comes with, it is possible to make accurate cuts all the time. With a laser sight, you can cut your boards at the same angle, length and so on, without missing a beat. Just read the user manual to know how to use the saw.