Choosing and Using a Miter Saw
Find the right saw for your work, then add a few helpful jigs and tricks
Synopsis: 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 saw can be a confusing task. More than a dozen companies make them, each with three to five models, in prices that range from $100 to $900. The key, advises finish carpenter Gary M. Katz, is to find the right saw for the work that you do. This article covers the two main types of saw, explores the most common uses for miter saws, and explains what saw best fits each use.
A good friend called a few weeks ago from a local tool store. He was looking to buy a miter saw, but was confused by the range of options and couldn’t make a decision. More than a dozen tool companies make miter saws, each with three to five models, and the various…