Proper Use of Your  Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
« »

Proper Use

1. Holding the work firmly against the fence with one hand, use your other hand to pull the saw all the way toward you.

2. Pull the trigger and lower the blade fully. 3. Slowly push the blade forward through the wood. Raise the saw, release the trigger, and wait for the blade to stop before removing the pieces.

TOH Tip: "Here's an easy way to fine-tune your cuts: Lower the blade—don't start it—and push your work against its side, deflecting it slightly. Now raise the blade and make the cut. Only a thin sliver will come off." —Norm Abram
Ask TOH users about Tools

Contribute to This Story Below