Mitre saws are used to make quick, accurate cross cuts in wood. Common applications include framing operations and the cutting of molding. They are made up of a rotating table on which the material rests, a fence to hold the material in place, and a blade which is lowered down to cut the material.
A Compound mitre saw has a blade head that can be tilted (or beveled) sideways in addition to the horizontally rotating table. This allows vertical and horizontal angled cuts as well as angled cuts. A dual/double bevel means the blade can tilt both left and right. This provides more flexibility for cutting complicated angles such as those required for crown molding. 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.
Features to look for include: laser guides to improve accuracy, extendable material rests/arms for flexibility and increased material capacity, dust extraction quality for a clear work area, weight and portability, and maximum bevel/mitre angles.
You may need a stand with your power saw. We have an excellent range of Bosch, Metabo and DeWalt saw stands available.
At Kelvin Power Tools, we provide a massive range of tool accessories as well as power tools. We have TCT saw blades available if you need them with your purchase.
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