What you can cut with a miter saw

Recommendations for choosing a product brand

The best miter saw from the point of view of safety, manufacturability and comfort of work is the product of one of the following companies:

Most of them offer a table extension for the workpiece, however, additional supports are sometimes required for cutting large parts. These are found at the manufacturer “Makita”, for example, in the LF 1000. This simplifies the user’s work. At the same time, the movable part of the makita metal saw enters a stable bed, in which there is an area for setting the cutting angle.

The best trims in terms of reliability and stability are those whose frame is made of aluminum or magnesium alloy. They are strong, stable, but weigh acceptable at the same time. Example. Bosch GCM 10, popular among professionals, weighs only 15 kg.

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Hitachi is the leader among saws with a possible inclination of the cutting edge to the workpiece. When “Bosch”, “Metabo” or “Makita” for the most part allow you to set the cutting angle only at 0, 90 or 45 degrees, the Japanese concern offers the user the ability to turn 15; 22.5; 30 degrees. This option forces to add a rotary device to the structure, due to which, however, the weight of the installation for cutting profiles, sheets or pipes will still not exceed 30 kg. The price increases by 15-25%.

The manufacturer DeWalt is distinguished by the presence of the XPS system (projection of a clear cut line). Before work, a shadow is projected from the saw blade, which makes sawing metal more accurate.

Domestic models “Interskol” are structurally simple (have a disc, handle, base, engine, start button), inexpensive (from 5000 rubles), light. To cut a metal profile, sheet or pipe, you will need to turn the table or disk. The latter can rotate in both directions.

Please pay attention to the manufacturers data models before purchasing. Now. to the recommendations for wisely investing money in equipment.

Is it possible to cut metal with a miter saw

There are many tools for cutting metal, but only a pendulum (end) saw makes it possible to obtain an angular cut. With its help, window frames, door frames and much more are produced. However, the article will consider a miter saw for metal. What features does it have? How is it classified? What to look for before buying? Answers to these and other questions. below.

Varieties of pendulum saws

It is easier to classify a miter tool than, for example, an electric jigsaw, which can be mechanical or electrical. The products under consideration are divided according to the following criteria:

  • appointment;
  • the presence of a broach function;
  • saw blade parameters.

Household, professional equipment and machine tools are allocated for their intended purpose. The first ones are distinguished by low power (up to 1500 W), compactness. Example. Bosch GKM 18 V-LI 0 L-BOXX (battery model for 15 thousand rubles), Kolner KMS 210/1400 for 4000 rubles, domestic Caliber PTE-900 / 190M with a power of 900 W at a price of 4500 rubles.

Miter saw. equipment not for household work, used only in enterprises that produce rolled metal and are daily engaged in their cutting or other processing. Such machines cost tens and hundreds of thousands of rubles, their power exceeds 1000 W, and weigh several centners. An example is domestic-made machines TsT 10-4 (3 kW, 360 kg, 105 thousand rubles) or TsKB-40 K (5.5 kW, 700 kg, 340 thousand rubles).

Professional trimming for sheets, profiles and pipes occupies an intermediate position according to the specified parameters. For example, Makita LF 1000 (1650 W, from 60 thousand rubles), DeWalt 27111 (1500 W, from 50 thousand rubles).

The broaching option gives the user a slight advantage when processing long sheets or pipes. The models have two parallel rails, on which the cutting disc is mounted and moves freely along them. The broach tool is distinguished by a large kerf width of the workpiece, as well as extremely fine teeth on the disc. Also, the tool sometimes has a laser pointer for easy marking and process control. Trimming for metal with a broach weighs more than usual, and the presence of an option increases the cost by 20-30%.

The parameters of the cutting disc are the most important classification criterion. They have two diameters. external (at least 20 cm) and internal (also known as landing; about 3 cm). The size of the teeth determines the depth and width of the cut, and the material determines the ability to work with one or another metal.

Now. a few words about manufacturers you can trust.

General information about the tool

Along with jigsaws, circular and circular saws, trimming is capable of cutting metal sheets, profiles, various types of pipes. The design of the device is simple. the main elements are the bed (base), the handle with the start button, the saw blade, the gearbox and the motor. The latter is of two types:

The advantage of the first is ease of maintenance, the second is a long service life and less noise during operation.

The motor is connected to the saw blade by means of a belt or gear drive. They have advantages and disadvantages. For example, the belt is almost silent, eliminates the vibration of the disc, but it can slip off during long work, forcing the user to stop the process. The cogwheel is rid of this minus, but it makes noise and vibrates slightly.

The working body of the miter saw is a disk. It is made of durable metals, since it is under a serious load. Some detachable elements have wavy lines or cuts on the surfaces. This is done to reduce noise during operation, as well as to compensate for thermal deformation.

Tips for choosing a miter saw

The tips below are required reading before purchasing a tool.

  • For rare and short-term works, choose household equipment (low power, compactness,), for permanent ones. professional (price from 15 thousand and more, power. more than 1 kW).
  • The more powerful the engine, the less it will heat up during operation, the higher the performance of the tool and the larger the disk can be supplied by hand if it needs to be replaced.
  • Many discs indicate the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the material to be cut or its type (for sheets / pipes / profiles); pay attention to this.
  • Models with a spacious blade for work are more expensive, but it is much more convenient to cut metal on them.
  • The design encourages the presence of a cutting depth limiter. this is how you can choose a groove for processing a workpiece in width.
  • Evaluate if you need laser illumination, broaching and similar options. If not, don’t overpay.
  • If the safety guard does not cover the disc during operation, it is a poor tool and it is dangerous to work on it.
  • The wider the workpieces will be cut with the miter saw, the larger the diameter of the blade should be.
  • The heavy weight of the device when cutting will cause fatigue, although the cost for it is higher than for compact counterparts.

This material briefly examines the types of miter saws for metal and tips for choosing. You can describe your experience of using devices or give advice on choosing a tool to visitors to our site.

Saws for metal

Metal cutting methods

Metal cutting can be done both hot and cold. The hot method is based on heating the separation point to the melting point. These are methods such as laser cutting, cutting with electrodes, cutting in a gas medium (plasma), cutting with an autogen.

These types of cutting are used in most cases in production.

Flame cutting

Cold cutting includes things like guillotine cutting of metal, cutting with a grinder, cutting with hand tools like scissors, metal hacksaw, drill bit. The most progressive and convenient is cutting with a metal saw, which is designed specifically for working with metal.

Typically, a miter saw with conventional equipment and a medium power motor is used to cut joinery, but there are crosscut saws for metal and wood, which, if used correctly with the right metal saw blades for a miter saw, can cut metal, but mostly non-ferrous and plastic, and, of course, wooden pieces.

Which to choose. a band saw or a miter saw for metal

The principle of band saws is that the cutting tool is not a disc, but a belt and a special mechanism located on it. The operating speed is quite slow, about 100 rpm, but this tool can see quite large diameters, both logs and metal pipes.

Diagram of a band saw for cutting metal

Like any tool, band saws can be:

  • Household, when the delivery of the frame that fixed the saw blade is done by hand. It is used for irregular work when sawing mild steel. Lubricating and cooling liquid according to the technology is not used in these machines.
  • Semi-professional saws, in which the frame is lowered using a hydraulic feed. Coolant must be used in this equipment. They can see carbide grades.
  • Professional saws are fully automated equipment where the operator does the work. Good speed, quality of cut, as a rule, the presence of swivel jaws that allow you to cut at an angle of 45 degrees.

Professional band saw for cutting metal

A big plus of the saws is the tape itself, which can be installed on a machine of any manufacturer and power.

Very good feedback from the Jet J-349V semi-professional jet at a price of 36,000 rubles.

A good option. This is a semi-professional band saw from the JET company

I read somewhere that it is impossible. And now it turns out you can

I wonder what diameter of the circle he used.

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I think 200×32 mm through the adapter washer. Everything is possible in our country)))

In some TV program I saw how men cut a steel profile with a circular, only not such a pendulum one, but which moves along a bar. The disk they had there was metal and it seemed that even the coolant was pouring.

Yeah. Health of our people, apparently, dofig.

2 BEARDED What are the risks in your opinion??

acrobat wrote:
What are the risks in your opinion??

Burning out the edges of the workpiece, increased risk of disc destruction at such speeds, and as a result, uncompleted work and possible injuries, sinking or complete incapacitation of the tool, waste of time and effort (which we do not like to count) on alteration and fine-tuning of a deliberately poorly made tool.

You can, there are special discs, usually partitions installers often cut a duralumin profile with such a tool.

Serg wrote:
often cut duralumin profile with such a tool.

Dural profile, aluminum profile. another story.
I’m talking about steel. pipes and corners, for example.

BEARDED there are discs on both steel and stainless steel (metal). Only the power of the saw should be enough.
“. Here is an example, there are vidos there. How people use a hand saw to cut channels and even pipes like gas-oil pipelines.

Actually, there are special saws that look very similar. Unknowingly, it’s easy to confuse.
Trimming saw 2414NB (abrasive disc) ”
Metal cut-off saw LC1230 (carbide disc) ”
Miter saw LS 1040 “

Alex_dr wrote:
Actually, there are special saws that look very similar. Unknowingly, it’s easy to get confused.

They usually have different bore diameters so that they do not “unknowingly” confuse
But on the link above the saws, which are in assortment for metal and for wood and all with one saw, only change the discs. Especially impressive is the 9-inch.

guron wrote:
They usually have different bore diameters so that they do not “unknowingly” confuse

This is when I already bought it. But in this case.

acrobat wrote:
I read somewhere that it is impossible. And now it turns out you can

Or looking from the side is easy.

guron wrote:
Here is an example, there are vidos. how people saw a channel with a hand saw and even pipes such as gas-oil pipelines.

AAAAa! do not confuse a circular with a metal saw! Different things! absolutely! only look similar. Vidos is not an indicator if you confuse these saws.

Alex_dr wrote:
Or looking from the side is easy.

BEARDED wrote:
AAAAa! do not confuse a circular with a metal saw! Different things! absolutely! only look similar.

Nothing I do not confuse these are universal. they cut both metal and wood, one that cannot cut metal purely on wood because of design differences, a “wedge”, for example. There are cantilever and pure metal trims with low speeds and coolant supply. Only because of the absence on the market, the people put cutting discs on the end faces, although it will be cheaper for the money to take the same Jet with a ribbon.

2 Bearded Disc for Metal

Power consumption 1100 W
Idle speed 3500 rpm

End on wood

Power consumption 1650 W
Speed ​​4600 rpm

The characteristics are comparable. Metal discs for angle grinders are designed for 12,200 revolutions, i.e. the use of trimming has a 3-fold margin. In theory, I do not see any constraining factors. It remains only to find a disc with such a fit. But they are

acrobat wrote:
Metal discs for angle grinders are designed for 12,200 revolutions, i.e. the use of trimming has a 3-fold margin.

For such rpm, 115mm discs are designed. If you look at the 230mm disc, the rpm will be noticeably lower. 6600rpm

acrobat wrote:
2 Bearded
Disc for metal

Power consumption 1100 W
Idle speed 3500 rpm

This saw does NOT cut with an abrasive disc.

I read it confused, but interesting. Would you ever write “abrasive disc”, “saw with abrasive discs”, “carbide disc”.

acrobat wrote:
The characteristics are comparable.

For a miter for wood, the speed for an abrasive is small, and for a carbide disc for metal it is too large.

acrobat wrote:
Metal discs for angle grinder rated for 12,200 revolutions

What diameter is 115 ?

acrobat wrote:
those. the use of trimming has a 3-fold margin.

Stock of what ?
To clarify, I suggest reading the linear speed
For abrasives it is 75-80 m / s
For carbide on metal, this is not more than 35 m / s, if the disc is good.
The Makita trimmer cited by you above has a linear speed with 255 discs of 61 m / s. If you put 255 carbide on metal there, that’s a lot, the disc will fly apart. If you somehow stick there 230 abrasive from an angle grinder, then the linear one will be 55 this is not enough for an abrasive.

guron wrote:
they are versatile. they cut both metal and wood

NICHOSE. And Makita knows that she takut a super thing. for everything simple. releases??

guron wrote:
pure metal trims

PURE there are no metal facets. there is a cutting saw for metal (or even better, an assembly saw).

guron wrote:
Only because of the absence on the market, the people put cutting discs on the end faces

The market has everything or much in almost every corner of the immense. I’m afraid this is more often greed and Olympic feelings. for many it is NOT SPORTING to buy a ready-made instrument sharpened for specific purposes, everyone wants versatility.

acrobat wrote:
The characteristics are comparable.

Then the cart and the Zhiguli in the performance characteristics also have almost no difference.
Never. 12200 is the maximum speed, already at it there will be an imbalance of the circles by 115/125 mm and their imminent destruction. Yes, and an angle grinder with such rotational speeds of a unit (the indigenous Chinese do not count).

acrobat wrote:
has a 3-fold margin.

acrobat wrote:
It remains only to find a disc with such a fit. But they are

Yeah. Suicidal motives are national fun for the campaign. These speculations from the category of installing saw blades on an angle grinder are delusional and deadly. The presence of a disk is not always an indicator. By the way, there are saw blades on the market with a fit at 22.23 and an inscription about, say, 12,000 revolutions for a 125 circle. And the people are being led.

Alex_dr wrote:
This saw does NOT cut with an abrasive disc.

Is it possible to cut metal with a miter saw?

This is what our guests sometimes ask. For our regular customers, this issue has already been resolved.

RAGE professional hand-held circular saws and cut-off machines also successfully cut steel when the sheet thickness does not exceed 6 mm, and the profile wall. 3 mm. However, by using the steel cut-off wheel used in the EVO 180 saw or S355CPS cut-off machine, these limitations can be surpassed without damaging the machine.

Serial cutting of steel profiles or pipes with EVOLUTION miter saws used to be ineffective. We have already covered this topic in previous articles. And nevertheless, with infrequent work with steel rolled products, miter saws of this brand show themselves much better than other brands on which a disc for metal was installed. The main advantages of EVOLUTION miter saws over competitive models:

  • a robust gearbox originally designed for cutting steel
  • reduced rpm, optimized for steel discs
  • more than 20 years of experience of the company in the development, production and sale of circular saws for metal

This is without touching the carbide wheel itself on steel. Just a lot of people ask the question “Will I be able to cut steel with a miter saw on wood if I put a metal disc on it??

What has changed in more than 10 years of production of EVOLUTION RAGE metal miter saws?

In 2020, the company introduced a new generation of special cutting discs. Now, the steel discs with a diameter of 185 mm are designed for speeds up to 5800 rpm. A special professional disc R185TCT-20MS is offered for the R185SMS miter saw, and for saws with a 255 mm disc. matching cutting disc for steel.

Thus, in the question “is it possible to cut steel with a miter saw?”.

Follow these guidelines when working with steel workpieces on miter saws:

  • securely attach the workpiece to the base, if the standard clamp is not enough, use additional devices
  • fold the saw advance to the forward position and secure with the set screw. reduce the number of places where vibration is possible
  • do not apply significant force to the saw, let the blade cut at the expense of speed, not pressure

Miter saw: device, selection principles and discs used for work

Cutting finishing materials at an angle is, frankly, not an easy task, and almost all people have problems with its solution. Meanwhile, most of the finishing materials require just such an approach to their installation, for example, lining, baseboards, baguettes and even metal structures assembled from a profile pipe. In general, there are many such materials, and their diagonal cutting has to be solved, sometimes even with very high accuracy. In this article, along with stroisovety.org, we will explore a tool such as a miter saw to help you tackle the task of diagonal trimming. We will get acquainted with the device of this tool, the evaluation criteria, which will allow us to purchase a model suitable for work and we will deal with the saw blades used with this tool.

Electric miter saw photo

Miter saw: device, purpose and capabilities

A hand-held miter saw has a narrow purpose, and you are unlikely to be able to unfold boards with its help. Her tasks are slightly different. she can perform extremely short cuts. With its help, you can cut the board in half, align its end, or cut the end of the board at a certain angle. That, in principle, is all that she can, but, believe me, this is a lot. other saw equipment copes with such tasks much worse. Oh yes, I completely forgot that in addition to wood, depending on the equipment used, the miter saw can work with soft metals, plastic and, if necessary, with thin sheet iron, or rather with a profile made of it.

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Miter saw capabilities

The universal miter saw has a rather complex design. it consists of two main units, which are not at all simple in design. This is a bed on which a rotary table and a movable cutting head with a powerful electric motor attached to it are fixed.

  • Bed with a rotary table. As a rule, these two parts cannot do without each other. There is a guide on the bed itself, which ensures a fixed position of the workpiece. The miter saw table itself can rotate relative to the guide within 90˚ (45˚ in one direction and 45˚ in the other direction), thus providing a simple trimming of the workpiece in any direction without reinstalling the part.
  • Cutting head. Installed directly on the turntable. it changes its location with it. For convenience in work, a graduated scale is applied to the side of the rotary table on the bed. by combining the table mark with a certain degree value, you can make cuts at any angle. And that’s not all. the head itself, or rather its cutting part, can be tilted left and right, thereby providing an oblique cut. In most cases, this tilt is performed in one or two fixed positions (30˚ and 45˚ to either side). Also, some models can be equipped with a special broaching mechanism. The miter saw with a broach allows you to cut workpieces much wider than its ordinary counterpart.

What is the design of the miter saw

Electric miter saw: nuances and selection criteria

The question of how to choose a miter saw can be solved by adhering to five small rules.

    To begin with, you must decide on its purpose and operating conditions. What do you need it for? What kind of work, and most importantly, how much do you plan to do with it? If you are purchasing a miter saw for home use and do not plan to perform complex operations, then it is quite possible to get by with a simple tool with a basic set of additional functions. If we are talking about the professional use of the miter saw and its daily use, then, of course, you need to choose the extended version of this tool with a full set of additional options. You can consider the option of purchasing a so-called combined miter saw, which is equipped with an additional work table in the upper part of the cutting head, allowing it to be used as a stationary circular saw.

Miter saw for wood photo

How to choose a miter saw

Naturally, when choosing a miter saw, it will not be superfluous to take into account the power of this tool, as well as the speed of rotation of the blade. In most cases, these values ​​are calculated by the manufacturer and are optimal. A household tool will have a lower power than a professional one, but the rotational speed of the disk is almost always the same, which is due to the need to make a clean and even cut.

Miter saw universal photo

Miter saw blades: what is the difference between them

There are not so many differences between the discs used on the miter saw, and the main ones are the fit and outer diameter, as well as the geometry of the cutting tooth. If everything is more or less clear with the size of the discs (the bore can be either 25mm or 30mm, and their outer diameter is 210, 250 and 305mm), then the geometry of the tooth should be dealt with in more detail.

  • You should pay attention to the size of the tooth. the larger it is, the rougher the cut will be. A disc with a large tooth is unlikely to be able to cleanly cut laminated, varnished or painted workpieces. for these purposes, you need to purchase a disc with a fine tooth. Also, a small tooth showed itself well when working with an aluminum profile. In general, in this regard, saw blades for a miter saw can be divided into three types: for longitudinal cuts, for cross cuts and for fine cuts, which, as a rule, are universal.
  • When it comes to mass production or working with thick workpieces, you need to pay attention to the presence of thin slots on the disk. in fact, these are temperature compensators, whose task is to maintain a stable disk size when it heats up. In addition, such discs are less noisy.

Miter saw blade photo

And a few words about the enterprises that produce miter saws for wood. Bosch and Makita are leaders in nearly all power tools, and their miter saws are no exception. The tools Metabo, Hitachi, DeWalt also performed well in practice. If we talk about domestic miter saws, then here we can note the Corvette tools. In general, there is plenty to choose from. the main thing is just not to miscalculate the possibilities.

Bosch manual miter saw photo

That is, in principle, everything you need to know about a tool such as a miter saw. Buy, use it and remember that this tool is quite dangerous. do not forget about safety precautions and when working, always be extremely collected, and most importantly sober!

What you can do with a miter saw

What is a miter saw for? What can be done by trimming. What types of saws are there and how they fundamentally differ. The most popular miter saw manufacturers in the world.

In the household, you rarely find a miter saw due to the peculiarities of its scope. It is also worth noting that the cost of this construction device is quite high compared to the more common angle grinders. So let’s figure out why a miter saw is needed and for what work it is bought.

What is a miter saw for?

The main task of trimming is to make a very accurate and perfectly straight cut at a given angle. It can be a horizontal cut at 90 ° or at an angle of 30 °, 45 ° and so on. Most often, a miter saw is needed in woodworking and furniture enterprises, often its use in finishing work. She is an irreplaceable assistant in the manufacture of door and window openings, furniture. Cross-sections have also found their application wherever it is necessary to work with polymer materials or soft non-ferrous metals. To do this, they replace the saw blade with a cutting blade for metal. Sometimes a miter saw is called a cutting saw, because it is directly involved in the installation of something.

If you do not need frequent use of cross-cutting or the accuracy of the cut should not be so critically accurate, then we recommend that you pay attention to a cheaper and easier-to-use circular saw.

Types of trims

First of all, I would like to divide the whole variety of types of miter saws by design into:

  • standard;
  • multifunctional.

In the multifunctional version, the saw has a movable cover or table, which easily transforms it into a miniature circular saw. This is a more professional type of tool, which we do not recommend purchasing for home use because of the significantly (2.5-3 times) overpriced.

Secondly, miter saws can be divided according to functionality. advanced versions have a retraction. a very popular feature that allows ripping cuts to be made much wider than the saw blade diameter. Or the ability to cut at different angles. The most inexpensive miter cuts are usually only sawed perpendicularly.

Most popular manufacturers

  • Metabo. German quality speaks for itself. The company has been developing and supplying power tools worldwide for almost 100 years.
  • Bosch is the second proven manufacturer from Germany, which has been known and loved by professional builders for almost 150 years.
  • Makita is a Japanese quality that is not inferior to German in anything. than 160 countries use this manufacturer’s electric and gas powered tools.
  • DeWalt is a North American manufacturer with factories on three continents.

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Electric miter saw: nuances and selection criteria

The question of how to choose a miter saw can be solved by adhering to five small rules.

    To begin with, you must decide on its purpose and operating conditions. What do you need it for? What kind of work, and most importantly, how much do you plan to do with it? If you are purchasing a miter saw for home use and do not plan to perform complex operations, then it is quite possible to get by with a simple tool with a basic set of additional functions. If we are talking about the professional use of the miter saw and its daily use, then, of course, you need to choose the extended version of this tool with a full set of additional options. You can consider the option of purchasing a so-called combined miter saw, which is equipped with an additional work table in the upper part of the cutting head, allowing it to be used as a stationary circular saw.

Miter saw for wood photo

How to choose a miter saw

Naturally, when choosing a miter saw, it will not be superfluous to take into account the power of this tool, as well as the speed of rotation of the blade. In most cases, these values ​​are calculated by the manufacturer and are optimal. A household tool will have a lower power than a professional one, but the rotational speed of the disk is almost always the same, which is due to the need to make a clean and even cut.

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Miter saw universal photo

Choice options.

For most finishing jobs, a saw with a 1400-1800 watt motor will suffice. These are offered by.

Cutting finishing materials at an angle is, frankly, not an easy task, and almost all people have problems with its solution. Meanwhile, most of the finishing materials require just such an approach to their installation, for example, lining, baseboards, baguettes and even metal structures assembled from a profile pipe. In general, there are many such materials, and their diagonal cutting has to be solved, sometimes even with very high accuracy. In this article, along with stroisovety.org, we will explore a tool such as a miter saw to help you tackle the task of diagonal trimming. We will get acquainted with the device of this tool, the evaluation criteria, which will allow us to purchase a model suitable for work and we will deal with the saw blades used with this tool.

Electric miter saw photo

Miter saw characteristics.

Power. One of the main parameters that determines the maximum diameter of the disc to be installed and, accordingly, the depth and width of the cut. It makes sense to choose the cardinality based on the intended tasks. So, for trimming interior platbands and baseboards, a power of 1000-1400 watts will be quite enough. If it is also supposed to trim wide moldings and cut parts at an angle to the vertical (this increases the cutting depth), the power of 1400-1800 W will be optimal. The same power range will be the most suitable for a universal tool. And, finally, for a construction tool, a maximum disc diameter and a maximum motor power. from 2000 W and more will be required.

All other things being equal, it is better to choose a more powerful model. the engine power, of course, has some effect on the price of the miter saw, but not as great as the manufacturer’s fame and the quality of the parts. The weight that increases with power does not matter much for this tool. it is intended for stationary installation. Therefore, it is better to overpay a little for a power reserve, which. in relation to electric motors. is never superfluous: it is well known that any electric motor will last much longer if it is not used at the power limit.

The higher the maximum rotational speed of the disk, the cleaner and better quality (without chips and burrs) the cut will be. However, some materials cannot be cut at high speed. for example, plastic and polyurethane foam moldings and skirting boards can melt when cut at high speed. If the miter saw is supposed to process such materials, you should choose among models with speed control.

The outer diameter of the blade determines the maximum cutting depth, and if the saw does not have a broaching mechanism, then the cutting width. Therefore, the choice of the diameter of the disc should be made according to the required cutting depth and width. For most interior elements, a cutting depth of 50 mm and a width of 120 mm is sufficient. External platbands and decorative elements may require a depth of 100 mm and a width of 200 mm.

The angle of inclination and the angle of rotation determine the angle of the future connection “in the mustache”. To connect parts at a certain angle, each should be sawn off at half the angle. 45 degrees for joining at a right angle, more than 45 for joining parts at an acute angle and less than 45 for joining at an obtuse angle.

To prevent jerking when starting the engine, there is a soft start option. the saws equipped with this function, although they will cost more, will last longer by reducing the adverse effects on the engine. And the risk of spoiling the part with a sharply moved disc will be less.

You should also pay attention to the gearbox, its presence and type.

What is a miter saw.

The purpose of the miter saw is clear already from its name. facing (in other words, transverse cutting) of long parts: platbands, plinths, fillets, moldings, etc. A master unfamiliar with a miter saw will probably be surprised. all of the listed parts are perfectly cut with a circular saw, and if you need to cut cleanly and at a certain angle, you can use a hacksaw and a miter box. So it is. it is the hacksaw and the miter box that is designed to replace the miter saw, for which it is sometimes called the “electric miter box”.

Anyone who has ever had to connect platbands and skirting boards “in a mustache” knows that this is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. Without the proper skill, even using a miter box, making a perfect 45-degree cut is not easy. And if the part is not flat, but of a complex shape? If it is a wide outer platband or a decorative element and it simply does not fit into any miter box? And what if the joint angle is not straight and you need to cut not at 45 degrees, but, say, at 57 degrees? And if you also need to cut at an angle to the vertical? Here, a hacksaw on a swivel bed will not help either.

Miter saw device.

The device is not so complicated, but the quality of the cut and the price of the tool depend on the quality and material of the hinge and frame, clamps and clamps. In inexpensive models, these parts can be stamped from sheet metal, have backlash and distortion, which can lead to inaccurate cuts and noticeable gaps in the joint. Expensive models have parts made of stainless steel and aluminum alloys, moving parts in them move along well-defined trajectories, without backlash, wedges and distortions. In addition, expensive models boast additional features and equipment:

Laser and electronic equipment

In rare cases, a broach miter saw contains electronic components. However, there are models that are characterized by the presence of electronic regulation of the rotation speed. This creates an excellent opportunity to control the workflow.

How to use a Miter Saw. A complete beginner’s guide

In the modern world, many manufacturers strive for excellence and innovation, therefore they are increasingly introducing the most daring and expensive ideas. For example, laser aiming in a saw is an optional but very useful and expensive option.

With the help of a laser, a clear cutting line is drawn. This function is especially necessary for inexperienced craftsmen.

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The purpose of the miter saw

Range of Miter Saw Applications:

  • Firstly, it is important to use a saw when laying out skirting boards, baguettes, as well as when working with clapboard. After all, it is the tool in question that is capable of performing diagonal cutting of any materials with great accuracy.
  • Secondly, an end saw will come in handy when carving narrow bars, rails, boards.

Miter saw: device, purpose and capabilities

A hand-held miter saw has a narrow purpose, and you are unlikely to be able to unfold boards with its help. Her tasks are slightly different. she can perform extremely short cuts. With its help, you can cut the board in half, align its end, or cut the end of the board at a certain angle. That, in principle, is all that she can, but, believe me, this is a lot. other saw equipment copes with such tasks much worse. Oh yes, I completely forgot that in addition to wood, depending on the equipment used, the miter saw can work with soft metals, plastic and, if necessary, with thin sheet iron, or rather with a profile made of it.

Miter saw capabilities

The universal miter saw has a rather complex design. it consists of two main units, which are not at all simple in design. This is a bed on which a rotary table and a movable cutting head with a powerful electric motor attached to it are fixed.

  • Bed with a rotary table. As a rule, these two parts cannot do without each other. There is a guide on the bed itself, which ensures a fixed position of the workpiece. The miter saw table itself can rotate relative to the guide within 90˚ (45˚ in one direction and 45˚ in the other direction), thus providing a simple trimming of the workpiece in any direction without reinstalling the part.
  • Cutting head. Installed directly on the turntable. it changes its location with it. For convenience in work, a graduated scale is applied to the side of the rotary table on the bed. by combining the table mark with a certain degree value, you can make cuts at any angle. And that’s not all. the head itself, or rather its cutting part, can be tilted left and right, thereby providing an oblique cut. In most cases, this tilt is performed in one or two fixed positions (30˚ and 45˚ to either side). Also, some models can be equipped with a special broaching mechanism. The miter saw with a broach allows you to cut workpieces much wider than its ordinary counterpart.

What is the design of the miter saw