Miter Saws - Fine Woodworking Tool Guide

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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  • Sliding Miter Saws Cut on the Push StrokeQ & A: Sliding Miter Saws Cut on the Push Stroke

    by Gary Katz

  • Tool Guide 2009Tool Guide 2009

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    Free online extras from our newsstand-only publication featuring expert tool reviews, videos, and articles

  • 10-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saws10-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saws

    by Andy Beasley

    The ability to miter, bevel, crosscut wide material, make compound cuts, and even plow dadoes makes the 10-in. sliding compound-miter saw a perfect fit for many ...

  • Choosing and Using a Miter SawEditors PickChoosing and Using a Miter Saw

    by Gary Katz

    Should you buy a compound-miter saw or a sliding compound-miter saw? What size blade? With the range of options available in the marketplace today, choosing a miter ...

  • All About Miter SawsAll About Miter Saws

    by Scott Gibson

  • Makita Shrinks the Miter SawVideo: Makita Shrinks the Miter Saw

    with Asa Christiana

    A dual-action slide enables a 7-1/2 in. blade to cut wide boards

  • Tool Test: Radial-Arm SawsTool Test: Radial-Arm Saws

    by William Duckworth

    Some woodworkers say that the radial-arm saw is a dinosaur and has no place in the shop. Others, including Fine Woodworking editor William Duckworth, sing its praises ...

  • My Five Essential Power ToolsMy Five Essential Power Tools

    by Gary Rogowski

    Veteran woodworker Gary Rogowski offers his perspective on how he’d buy machines for his shop if he had to start all over again. This article should help you figure ...

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