How To Use A Miter Saw | DIY For Beginners

How To Use A Miter Saw | DIY For Beginners

A chop saw (official term: mitre saw) is one of the most versatile tools you can buy and is essential for cutting flooring, trim, lumber and even ABS plumbing. In this video, I show you how to use this saw to its full potential.

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  1. Debbie Martin on June 27, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    I LOVE you!… a strictly platonic way!! 😁 Your videos are the best!!

  2. disky everlord on June 27, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Awesome Vid.Thank youi!!

  3. Mureed Stanley on June 27, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Hi your video is really good I learned alot from watching this video well done

  4. Funkenstein on June 27, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my god stop calling it a CHOPSAW you freakin dweeb

  5. Pat Mat on June 27, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Haven’t used a miter saw yet, but just like with handled saws I’ll used a clamp not my hand to hold down the boards. They’re too unforgiving.

  6. Joe Patterson on June 27, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Please wear hearing and eye protection!

  7. Nathan Rockwood on June 27, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Nice safety goggles!

  8. E F on June 27, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Which stand are you using?

  9. Joseph Stealin on June 27, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Measure once cut twice, I’ve been doing that for years, it was very wasteful. I’ve started to measure twice and cut once these days

  10. Patricia Ingraldi on June 27, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    I love your tutorial!! Thank you for those tips.

  11. Chan Tsz Yin Joanna on June 27, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Thx for teaching, I did make mistakes before and had poor cut on my pieces

  12. jaye see on June 27, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    After unboxing your new mitre saw remove the blade guard. It’s a pain in the arse.
    Fingers can be reattached.
    Then calibrate the blade.

  13. Barry Maddux on June 27, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    What kind of table is that

  14. Jo Flips It on June 27, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you for this thorough video. I’m brand spanking new to power tools and it is SO intimidating. If you were my neighbor, you’d be sick of me because I would constantly be popping by with questions.

  15. BJW27 on June 27, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Hey. Thanks for the video. Can I ask you a question? Those Milwaukee saw brackets look an awful lot like the Ridgid ones that are no longer available… is there any way you can tell me what the dimensions of them are? Outside dimensions of the rails on the stand, rail/tube thickness… I would sure appreciate it if you could. The Ridgid is a 9944 stand, and the dimensions on it I’m referring to are: a rail to rail width of 12 1/4, and the rail/tube thickness is 1 3/4. Thanks.

  16. Todd Hanson on June 27, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Jeff: first tip is let the saw stop spinning before lifting it.
    Also Jeff: Immediately stops following his own tip for the rest of the entire video lol

  17. ancient builders on June 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    I hate when you call the chop saw

  18. Positive Vibe on June 27, 2023 at 2:02 pm


  19. pcdreams1 on June 27, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve seen videos on how cut more acute angles but cutting a board at 45 and then using that as the fence etc.. the problem I’m having is getting through wider material. For example. I’m preparing to build an a frame and need to cut 54 degree on a 2×6. Figure out the math thats in excess of 12" Is there a way to do this on the saw. or will it require a bigger saw or sliding saw. Yes, I realize I can do it with a circular. I want something more accurate (for me) that I can set and repicate.

  20. Moe on June 27, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Hey Jeff, new to your channel and DIY projects. I will admit, we’re probably around the same age and you should have been my dad. LOL! Anyway it would have been nice to learn at a younger age. I love your videos and channel and compare you to the same caliber as this old house. Just a great FYI. I went to Lowe’s in the south as you say, this morning. I bought the same saw in this video on clearance for 300 flat. I thought that was a great deal. Thanks for teaching keep it up!

  21. Mehmet YALCIN on June 27, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Great master, great video.

  22. 333alliedeagle on June 27, 2023 at 2:06 pm


  23. zamplify on June 27, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Measure once, cut 15 times, got it.

  24. Skinny Jimmy on June 27, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    2:12 talks about safety
    9:15 literally shows one of the most dangerous things you can do with a miter saw

  25. Grow Something on June 27, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    I’ve learned a lot since I discovered your channel. Thank you for making these educational videos.

  26. elfeaf on June 27, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Love this video. However, what do you do if you have a smaller miter saw with a tall baseboard that you can’t fully cut if upright? Especially if you need to do a scarf joint? Can you only do a scarf joint cutting vertically?

  27. Math rocks on June 27, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Great video, what model is the stand ?

  28. Mag R on June 27, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Good video, but after saying you should always let the blade stop spinning before lifting it up he proceeds with never doing this himself…

  29. Jocelyn Beauregard on June 27, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    I’d like to know what is the Milwaukee miter saw stand serial model number? Thanks for all your advices you’re a pro…

  30. tmarc1127 on June 27, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Great video!! Thanks

  31. Zeke Neubauer on June 27, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    great tips n tricks appreciate the video!

  32. Oneka D on June 27, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Very informative and funny too! Thx

  33. ToneCrushers on June 27, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Where is your eye protection? Dude, this is a video for beginners… you should start with safety

  34. JAMES KELLY on June 27, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Dangerous bro no 👀👀👀👀

  35. ant amb on June 27, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Learned more tips in this 9 minute video than I did on my nvq level 2 course

  36. marathonnier bagino on June 27, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    u so knowledgeable, and u go straight to the point

  37. Stacy Perez on June 27, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    First time using a miter saw. This was incredibly helpful. Thank you!

  38. Red Ryder on June 27, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Saving this video!

  39. David Fernandez on June 27, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    9:18 as a complete beginner who just bought a miter saw. The common sense part of my brain says this is a bad idea

  40. Maxxandme2 Ryan on June 27, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    It started good and easy then it hot complicated

  41. thechocolate kid on June 27, 2023 at 2:27 pm


  42. Captain Truth on June 27, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    You should teach a course in speed reading. My brain finally caught up a week after I watched the video.

  43. Jack Ryan on June 27, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Awesome video. I want to purchase a miter saw but didn’t know enough to make an informed purchase and now I do. 😊

  44. aaron cro on June 27, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Mitre saw not chop saw

  45. Isman Ismun on June 27, 2023 at 2:36 pm


  46. Paul Gabbott on June 27, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Sweetness and light! My first attempt at this… having watched this fantastic video I feel informed, energised and ready…. let’s hope! Great tuition, great presentation, great for new DIYers. *****(*)

  47. Rochielle Bevans on June 27, 2023 at 2:37 pm


  48. Josh Williams on June 27, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    My baseboards are 8" in width. I haven’t found a miter saw that says it’s capable of cutting that. Have any tips on how to cut wider boards?

  49. James Shaw on June 27, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    4/3/2023 thank you for posting your video from buffalo NY

  50. Bennie Mcfadin on June 27, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    It’s always nice to have a slider when you need one.I couldn’t do without mine