What to Look for In A Miter Saw Stand

The other part of a good miter saw setup... Anyone who's tried to cross-cut several pieces of lumber at an angle on a table saw knows how helpful it is to have a dedicated miter saw on the job, but only if it's accompanied by a good miter saw stand. Because of the nature of wood that's used with a miter saw, it must have some support along its length, and the feed ought to be smooth. A miter saw stand can give you long extensions and roller feeds in a lightweight,...

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Sliding Compound Miter Saw Info

If you're a woodworker thinking about whether to upgrade your existing miter saw, or you’re a new woodworker who wants to know which saw is best to start with, you should take a closer look at the sliding compound miter saw. It can make cuts on any angle on both the vertical and horizontal planes, and it can cut larger pieces and multiple pieces as well with the sliding function. Sliding Compound Miter Saw Basics A sliding compound miter saw improves on the basic miter...

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Do You Really Need A Miter Saw Table?

Do you really need a miter saw table? If you have to brush cobwebs off your miter saw each time you use it, probably not. If you consider it an important part of your workshop, however, and you haven't been using a miter saw table, you don't know what you're missing! With miter saws, it's all about angles. Especially if you've got a compound miter saw, the geometry on these tools can be mind-boggling. If I cut down here at 35 degrees, and then I cut across here at 45...

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Best Miter Saw for the Money

What's the best miter saw for the money? I wish I could tell you, but there are many factors that make this very much a personal choice! What I can do instead is tell you about the features shared by the top-rated miter saws so you can think about which ones are essential for your shop. Good dust collection The best miter saw doesn't need to have perfect dust collection, but it ought to be good enough that you don't have to hook it up to a vac every time you move the saw...

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