Kelvin Power Tools stock a great range of machines from top brands such as Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Metabo and Festool. They are used to make quick, accurate crosscuts in wood; common applications include framing operations and the cutting of molding. The angle of the blade can be changed in one-degree increments, and the "stops" allow the blade to be quickly set to common angles such as 15°, 30°, 45°, and 75°. There are several types available:
- A standard saw has a blade that is fixed vertically to a cutting table that rotates while the fence stays in place, allowing horizontally angled (or mitered) cuts.
- A compound mitre saw has a cutter head and blade that can be tilted (or beveled) sideways in addition to the horizontally rotating table. This allows vertical and horizontal angled cuts as well as cuts angled in both planes.
- A sliding compound mitre saw is a compound saw with horizontal sliding arms for the cutter head to move backwards and forwards, allowing cuts on much wider boards.
- A dual/double bevel compound mitre saw is like a sliding compound miter saw, but its blade and motor can tilt both left and right. This provides more flexibility for cutting complicated angles such as those required for crown molding.
Other features to look for include: laser guides, extendable material rests/arms, dust extraction quality, portability and maximum bevel/mitre angles. For more information, please contact us and our technical team will be happy to help