A Woodworking Miter Saw

Turn a contractor’s tool into a precision woodworking machine.
By David Thiel
Pages: 66-71

From the August 2005 issue #149
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I don’t know of too many woodworking shops, whether home or professional, that don’t have a miter saw as part of their equipment. A miter saw is a fine alternative to a radial-arm saw or circular saw for rough-cutting lumber. It’s also an accurate alternative to the table saw for crosscutting and squaring solid lumber.

My problem with a miter saw is that it’s a job-site tool that’s been put to work in woodworking shops. Because of that, it has some – let’s not call them deficiencies – eccentricities that aren’t the best for woodworking.

From the August 2005 issue #149
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