Miter Saws - Fine Woodworking How-To

Miter Saws

Miter saws have evolved from basic tools that could make simple miter cuts in relatively small stock into much more complicated machines that are indispensable to all kinds of carpenters and furniture makers. Miter saws, or chopsaws as they are often
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  • Tool Test: 12-in. ChopsawsTool Test: 12-in. Chopsaws

    by Marc Adams

    Fancy compound-miter saws with sliding tables are excellent tools for trim carpentry and contractor projects, but woodworking teacher Marc Adams finds that all ...

  • Get More from Your Miter SawGet More from Your Miter Saw

    by Marc Adams

    The relatively lightweight and portable miter saw is a valuable woodworking tool. It's great for crosscutting and mitering, and it's also the quickest way to cut ...

  • Set Up a Miter Saw to Cut Crown MoldingVideo: Set Up a Miter Saw to Cut Crown Molding

    with Gary Katz

    Use the miter-saw fence and a steady hold for accurate joints

  • Miter-Saw Tune-upMiter-Saw Tune-up

    by John White

    To get consistently clean cuts with your chopsaw or sliding compound miter saw, you have to tune it up and carry out periodic maintenance. John White, Fine Woodworking’s ...

  • Master the MiterMaster the Miter

    by Gary Rogowski

    Gary Rogowski explains how to make miters that will serve you well in frames for veneered panels, applying wrap-around molding, or picture-frame construction. He ...

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