A mitre saw is a power tool with a circular saw that is used for making accurate and precise cuts at a variety of angles, often with a laser guide. This saw is essential for many woodworking and construction projects. Unlike the chop saw, which is used to cut metal, the mitre saw is primarily used for wood. The mitre saw gets its name from the mitre joint, which is a joint that is cut at an angle other than 90 degrees.
How Does a Mitre Saw Work?
A mitre saw works by holding the workpiece securely in place while the circular saw blade moves up and down to make the cut in the wood material. The blade on a mitre saw can be positioned at a variety of angles, which makes it possible to create different types of cuts. For example, you can use a mitre saw to create 45-degree and 90-degree cuts, as well as other angles in between.
Compound And Sliding Mitre Saws
There are two main types of mitre saws: compound and sliding. Compound mitre saws are able to make both horizontal and vertical cuts, while sliding mitre saws can only make horizontal cuts. Compound mitre cuts are where the saw is both in a mitre position and a bevel position at the same time. Sliding mitre saws are often preferred for their precision and accuracy.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Mitre Saw?
One of the biggest benefits of using a mitre saw is that it allows you to make very precise and accurate cuts. This is because the blade on a miter saw can be positioned at exactly the angle that you need to adjust to. This means that you won’t have to worry about your cuts being off by even a fraction of an inch.
Another benefit of using a mitre saw is that it is very versatile. This tool can be used for a variety of different wood projects, including trim work, crown moulding, frame construction, and more. Additionally, mitre saws are relatively easy to use, which makes them a great option for both beginner woodworkers and experienced professionals alike.
What Can You Do With A Mitre Saw?
Mitre saws are extremely versatile tools that can be used for all sorts of different projects. Some of the most common uses for mitre saws include:
– Crown moulding
– Window casings
– Picture frames
What Kind of Mitre Saw Does Piel Carry?
Piel Associates offers AMP’s T-400 Saw, which is designed to precisely cut 45° mitre joints for picture framing and woodworking applications such as windows, doors, and furniture components.
The T-400 can handle all wood, plastic and MDF with moulding height up to 3 1/2″ moulding width up to 4″. The T-400 is a heavy duty saw built for medium to high production type environments. It’s designed with a unique pneumatic system that controls the down-stroke movement of dual cutting blades resulting in precise cutting with a quick return process.
Two saw blades are fixed at 45° angles and vertically move up and down.
With each stroke, the two mitres are cut from the moulding with the least amount of moulding scrap.
During the cutting process, the moulding is held firmly in place by four pneumatic clamps ensuring high quality cutting.