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What is a miter box saw used for?
Last Updated: 14th May, 2020
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Thereof, what can you use a miter saw for?
A power miter saw, also known as a drop saw, is a power tool used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece at a selected angle. It is commonly used for cutting of molding and trim. Most miter saws are relatively small and portable, with common blade sizes ranging from eight to twelve inches.
Also Know, when was the miter box invented? Langdon Mitre Box Company, 1865-1875. Although Leander W. Langdon is credited with the invention of the cast iron miter box that bears his name, there is no hard evidence to indicate that he was involved in its ongoing manufacture.
Also asked, can you use a miter saw like a table saw?
Miter saws are made to be precise when cutting angled cuts. A table saw will also do angles but not as accurately as the miter saw. You can also swing a miter saw blade both ways for angles, the blade only tilts one way so you do a lot more "handling" of the materials you are working with. Both saws have their place.
How do you carry a miter saw?
Carry a miter saw by the base Some saws have handles near the top so you can lug them like a suitcase, but get into the habit of carrying them by the base instead. It's easier on your back and won't beat up the side of your leg. It's also easier to get through door openings without banging up the trim.