Woodworking Projects A With Miter Saw
The miter saw is probably the most widely used power tool in the woodworking industry. There are many different types of miter saws, which are used for a number of different applications. Each type of miter saw has different features and different applications. Here I will describe a number of different miter saws that are available on the market and which are best suited for a number of different applications.
The most basic type of miter saw is a miniature diameter circular saw that has been mounted on a table for ultimate working precision. This type of miter saw is useful if you are in a limited space with no other type of miter saw or if you just need a good quality, small, low price saw. The disadvantage of this type of miter saw is that it has a limited depth of cut capacity and enters the workpiece at a shallow cut. There are however a number of good quality sliding compound miter saws on the market that have greater workpieces capacity.
A class below the mini- diameter saw, which is often called a Blueprint saw, is not a miter saw; rather it is a laser type saw. These are very useful for framing, molding, upholstery, and other applications that require precision cutting. An example of a blueprint saw would be a miter saw for fine trimming. In the past blueprint tools were used for heavy construction and heavy woodworking, but modern tools are able to produce fine molding, beautiful crown moldings, and a number of other applications that the early blueprint tools could not.
The serviceable estimates of most miter saws are in the $500-$3000 range. This is often for high quality miter saws, but when it comes to cutting framing materials or moldings, this price is often cheap, even when quality components are used. Most woodworking shop owners will not complete the project to this point, but even if you are using a good quality miter saw, there are a number of things that can be done with it. If you have a screw gun or other fastener install a few of them in the opening of a bookshelf for example. You could use several different types of tools to fasten the bookshelf to the wall or studs.
Another great way to use miter saws is for crown moldings or man doors. Once you acquire a good miter saw, craft projects like these are easy to do. Also, with the wide variety of access doors that are available and especially laser cut, these doors make excellent custom doors when used as an alternative to mortise and tenon joints.
In conclusion, if you are a hobbyist and have started working on some woodworking projects yourself, then I suggest you obtain a good quality miter saw. This is the most important piece of equipment that anyone will ever purchase for carpentry or home improvement projects. Make sure your miter saw comes with a built in fine cutting blade, it will make cutting corners and cutting long extensions come much easier and there is nothing more frustrating than trying to cut a long piece of stock with a makeshift blade.