What Can You Do With a Miter Saw? Should You Get One? | WOODWORKING BASICS
What Can You Do With a Miter Saw? Should You Get One? | WOODWORKING BASICS
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Thanks for the advice
Hey Steve …. I just last week bought an Evolution 10" double bevel sliding mitre saw (80 x 300 cutting) & I LOVE it…and it was very inexpensive too… €266 …
From the Emerald Isle
Exactly the information I was looking for, thank you!
My neighbor was remodeling the house before moving in and would sometimes hire friends for little jobs around the place. One day I walked over and he was gone but one of his buddies was there doing some repairs. At one point, after talking for a bit, we headed into the house where he went to make some sort of cut with the mitre saw on a small block of walnut that he had for a personal project of his. I was horrified to see him, instead of having the block up against the fence he held it in one hand well above the table and just under the blade so he could use his other hand and pull it down into the piece of wood he was holding….I asked him if he was sure that was the best way to make the cut and while still having the trigger pressed in and the arm still pulled down with the blade rotating inches from his hand he looked away from the saw to answer me. I turned around and left after telling him again that that was so stupid. Im not sure if he still has his fingers or arm because I got outta dodge. Oh, and he removed the ‘annoying’ guard because he told me he actually cuts better and its safer for him without it. I can’t remember what I said because I think I just about passed out when he told me that. Anyone who is new to the mitre saw I would suggest, Don’t be that guy….
I thought I was the only one that placed his foot on top of the table for better grip.
🧠 Also consider: Sliding allows you to cut from the side rather than plunging through… Smaller cutting surface on the same board =easier & less wear.
Can you get a left handed chop saw 🤔 another great video
Thanks for this I was wonder I can you do multiple cuts about a meter long and you short out.. Thanks
Feel like I’m back in shop class…. thanks for the lessons
I found the sliding mitre saw option quite useful for wide framing timber such as 240 an 290mm wide, as well as sleepers
How do you get the Ryobi to come up I turned it on and send it down I can’t get it to come up
Bro you just taught me how I been fucking up cutting 2x4s thank you. gotta pick one side of the line.
It’s been a while since this video was made, but wanted to see if you changed your thoughts around a 7.25" saw. I agree a 10" is probably better, but since most saws are now sold as a compound slider, the 7.25" looks very attractive because of cost of the saw and blades. Bought mine 3 years ago and used it for the first time last week (got busy). The sliding feature was a big compensator and mounting on a portable stand makes it easier to maneuver. Just for reference, I got a Kobalt for right around $100 and I’m a novice woodworker.
Mitre saw in the UK is pronounced the same.
Great vid, thanks!
Here i am with my manual mitre saw
These days miter saws have a laser which shows where the cut will be made.
im new to wood working and this video helped me out very much for making this
I’ve been building a raised garden bed and using a handsaw, I have one of these bad boys in the garage, ( my fathers) and I just am way to scared to use it. I’ve used it before- but I just have a feeling Imma mess up some how. I’m watching this to build up the courage. *breathes* lol Thank you for the great video Steve 😀
sliding saw is far superior
Steve, Your voice projects well and does not make me want to fast forward. Watching any video from you is educational but going back later is a great review that
really sinks in. I’ve learned sooo much from you. Many thanks.
I just got one for my birthday. Completely random gift. Now I have find something to cut. Nice garage piece.
Why would you stop block like you did in this video? You’re asking for a kick back. You can stop block with a side loose so why do this???
100% of my cuts are compound cuts because im shit with a handsaw.
Got a miter saw now haha.
I have a mitre saw but being a novice woodworker I learned a lot from this video. Thanks for teaching, posting!
Very helpful! Thanks so much!
Believe it or not some or many have forgotten where their hands were before cutting.
Great stuff. Re-learned a safety tip: thanks, Steve.
Thank you, Steve.
The suggestion of fastening wood to the fence to make for longer stop blocks, saved me from buying a miter stand. Thank you, I would have never thought of that.
7:51 – what are all of those numbers on the saw LoL
You have a very bad habit of touching. You touch under the blade etc DONT DO IT hands off only on when you are looking at the work and are placing them. Ask me how I know this
On a slider push the saw into the wood. I’ve seen people pull the saw towards them
not to put knot in your BUUUT, I actually find a 12" miter saw to be useful than a 10" miter saw. that’s not to say one is better than the other both saws have their place both saws have their limits. with my shop and the work i do furniture restoration, antique restoration and custom builds , I find the duel bevel miter saw to a huge asset in the shop, It’s really what best suits your needs. GREAT info, GREAT video
What a great video ! Thank you
I like how at 10:32 he reaches his hand right under that spinning blade after telling us never to do that. That’s how you get the nickname ‘Lefty’.
Thank you very much for this excellent video.
Fantastic explanation and walk through.
dang…i am new to all this and i have learned alot from you already…thank you
You’re havin a girraffe surely? I can assure you mate, that after 20 years in the trade I have never once heard an Englishman, Irishman or Scotsman refer to this as a "mitrer" saw. You don’t know your toMAYtos from your tomatoes geezer! That being said, I can’t fully vouch for the Scots and the Irish!. But an Englishman would be laughed off site if he asked for a bloody "MITRER SAW" On yer bike lol.
What happened to stopping the blade before raising it there at the end.On the mitre cuts?
Hi Steve, I have a question, I have my dad’s miter saw which has a safety button that I have to slide up before I can squeeze the trigger to start the saw. I have arthritis in my hands and fingers, I was wondering what your thoughts were on taking out the safety button and just use the trigger to start the saw, I know I’d have to use extra caution, but I was thinking with the saw having a blade guard I’d still be ok. Thanks David
FYI Steve, we retain the french "re" endings of words because it adds additional nuance to the language. That’s something most Americans simply don’t understand. For example, a "meter" is a thing for measuring other things! While a "metre" is a universal standard unit of distance. So, in English a "kilometer", is actually a device for measuring kilos — something we ordinarily call "scales". Whereas a "kilometre" is 1,000 metres! Do you understand? "Mitre" is the French-derived word for angled cut, and we retain the "re" ending to indicate its origin within the language, and to distinguish it from the word "miter" which would be used to describe a person who does something with mites. 😛
You might imagine that American English is a bit smarter than English-English, because it uses simpler endings for some words. But it isn’t. It’s just as stupid as English-English, except it’s stupid in slightly more useless ways. 😛
really helpful information 🙂 going to buy a mitre saw
Thank you for the tips! Very nice!💯
What do you call the clamp you used? Thanks
Nope, we say mitre saw just the same as you guys across the pond
I’d been usimg a miter saw setup i bought from my retired neighbor over the summer…JUST NOW realized i could get some of those clamps for the front lol