How to Use compound miter

Why do you need a compound miter saw?

A compound miter saw is widely-regarded as the most accurate tool for making crosscuts on wood, whether those cuts are square, angled or beveled. In many cases, these saws will allow the user to angle and bevel the cut at the same time, creating precise yet complex compound cuts.

How to cut compound angled butt and miter joints?

In this short video, Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney demonstrates how to make the set-up block and put it to use, as he cuts compound angled butt and miter joints. See more on Compound Angles in

Do you need a compound miter saw for crown molding?

If you’re working on a project that requires you to make angle cuts in two planes, for example, in crown molding and picture frames, then usually a single-bevel compound miter saw will suffice. This type of saw will pivot to allow you to make angle cuts either on the left or the right.

What's the difference between a compound and double bevel miter saw?

On the other hand, with a double bevel compound, miter saw you can make angled cuts on both directions. While the single compound miter saw can only make cuts in one direction, its counterpart can make cuts in both directions Another difference is the price.


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