The use of miter saw varies based on the user’s expertise and creativity. However, in general, the manufacturers and experts commonly mention the uses listed below as the key uses of a miter saw. Remember, the name miter saw is general, there are different types of miter saws, the uses listed below could be offered by any specific type of miter saw and not all types of miter saws.
Could make basic cross cuts
A cross-cut is one of the simplest functions that a miter saw could do. A cross-cut is a simple perpendicular cut that is made against the grain and it is one of the most common cuts made with a miter saw. While most other saws could make cross cuts, a miter saw could do it more easily.
Basic MITRE joint cut
Making a Mitre cut is not an easy thing, most of the saws cannot do it efficiently, it takes a lot of time on other saws. However, when it comes to a miter saw, a Mitre joint cut could be made very easily. The purpose of making a Mitre cut is to allow two pieces of wood to go in opposite directions to be joined together. Most people who are experienced know what a Mitre joint cut is, for those who do not know, it is just an angled cutting that would facilitate joining two pieces of wood without any seams.
Making bevel cuts
Miter saws could be tilted to the left or right that allows them to make bevel cuts. Making bevel cuts is very important when it comes to joining two pieces of wood together. Without making bevel cuts, bevel joints cannot be done.
Make compound cut
A compound cut is perhaps one of the complicated cuts that a miter saw could make. In this type of cuts, both the length and width of the material or stock is cut at any other angle than 90-degree. Most commonly, compound cuts are made of crown molding.
Apart from making all these cuts comparatively easier than other saws, using miter saws offer the following advantages.
- Time-saving – while most of the saws demand changing the stock position several times to make different cuts, a few types of miter saws could make different cuts without changing the stock or material position. This, in turn, could save a lot of time by avoiding clamping and unclamping.
- Better quality cuts – almost every cut made with a miter saw is different, they are comparatively more efficient and clean. When it comes to compound miter saws, they won’t make rough edges and improper cuts.
- Accuracy and precision – one of the greatest advantages of a miter saw are that they offer a great deal of accuracy and precision. No matter how inexperienced the user is, the cuts made with miter saws are comparatively well finished and better.
- Easy to use – a miter saw is comparatively easier to use as they are portable and comes with very user-friendly features.