what are the steps you would use when using a compound miter saw

What can you do with a compound miter saw?

A single compound miter saw is the basic version of a compound miter saw. Now what exactly does that entail? Well, it’s still better than a standard miter saw, as in it can make bevel and compound cuts alongside miter cuts. This makes compound miter saws heavily useful for crown molding.

How is a board cut on a miter saw?

With a board flat on the base of a miter saw, any angled cut across the wide face counts as a “miter” on any miter saw. Turn the board on its edge, place it against the fence, and you’ll cut a “bevel.” Most saws cut from 90 to 45 degrees in both directions, and some saws can cut up to 55-degree angles.

How do you make a bevel cut with a miter saw?

Pull trigger from the upper position and lower the handle to complete the cut. For a bevel cut using a compound miter saw: Place the marked board face-up, or flat, onto the saw base and its edge pushed against the fence. Adjust the bevel gauge at the rear of the saw and tilt the blade to the correct angle.

What's the best way to cut a miter joint?

There are lots of different ways to cut parts for a basic miter-joined frame: with a handsaw and miter box. You can also use a table saw and miter gauge or a special miter jig. Or use a dedicated crosscut saw, such as a radial-arm saw, compound-miter saw or sliding compound miter saw.


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