What is 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.

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

The main difference between a compound vs double bevel miter saw is that the blade head of the compound type can be tilted only to one side whereas on the latter you can pivot the blade to either left or right to cut bevels.

Which is the best version of a miter saw?

A standard miter saw is the most straightforward version of miter saw – a blade on an arm, mounted to the base, and usually better of making between -45° and +45° degrees bevel cuts. The main functionality of a standard or basic miter saw is to make angled cuts.

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.


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