You can create your own guide by clamping a thin piece of wood to the fence of your Miter Saw. Once it's in place, bring the saw straight down through the guide to show you where the blade will land. This way, you don't have to measure the blade location each time you make a new cut.
Familiarize yourself with your Miter Saw before you use it. If you're using a Miter Saw for the first time, practice the various types of cuts you plan to use on pieces of scrap wood.
With your saw powered off, lower the blade all the way to the Miter table, and your piece of wood against the blade. Lift the blade back up and start the saw. Bring the blade down, and as it passes the wood, it will shave about 1/8 inch off.
To make a cleaner cut, select a blade with a higher tooth count. These blades tend to cut slower than a blade with a lower tooth count.
Support can be provided by a solid, stable surface that is level to your Miter Table..
The laser on your Miter Saw shows the exact location where the blade of the saw will cut the material. Using the laser will help you make quick, precise cuts every time. Note: Always check your lasers alignment. There will be times where calibrating your laser is necessary.
Place your wood to be cut on the Miter table and before pulling the trigger, pull the saw forward until it is beyond the work piece. Lift the blade and allow the saw to come to full speed, then lower it to your wood and slide the saw backward toward the fence. Always move the saw back toward the fence when cutting. Never pull the moving blade toward you.
Never start the saw with the blade on your cutting piece. Always pull the trigger and let the saw get up to full speed before lowering it for a cut.
Let the saw guide the pace of the cut. Applying pressure to the saw is not necessary and can be dangerous.
When making bevel cuts, the wood can pull toward the blade. To stay in control, keep a firm grip on the wood and slowly make your cut. You can also use a clamp to provide extra support.
Always inspect your material and make sure there are no staples or nails in the cutting path. Also be aware of Knots. Knots in the wood can break apart. Keep them out of your cut line.
It is possible for debris to be ejected from the saw as you make cuts. Always be prepared, alert and wearing eye projection.
Bring the saw down on the waste side of your cutting mark, or the part of your material that you won't be using, when you go to make your cut. If you cut on the side you're planning to use, you will make the piece too short. Make sure to account for the thickness of the blade as well.
Use supports for sections of your material that extend past the Miter table.
Use caution when making cuts close to the edge of your material, as it is possible for pieces to tear. Use appropriate eye protection at all times.
You only need to clamp the side of the wood you're going to keep for your project. Allowing the waste side to fall freely after a cut prevents pinching of the blade and kickback.
A Miter Saw Stand provides a surface to securely attach your Miter Saw and also provides extensions on each side to support your longer pieces of material.
If you're using a RYOBI ONE+ Cordless Miter Saw, always have charged batteries on hand to use throughout your project.
Keep a variety of clamps on hand to stabilize and secure your material to your work surface.
This website and the information contained in it is NOT designed to replace your manual. Read your manual and understand all guidelines and instructions before operating your Miter Saw.
Use clamps or bolts to secure your Miter Saw to your work station. The saw should be firmly attached and not move or shift while in use.
Never allow any part of your body to cross in front of the saw.
If you have a sliding miter saw, never pull the active saw toward your body. First, pull the inactive saw completely toward you. Start the saw, lower it, then move it backward away from you.
The blade should be completely stopped after a cut before you raise it or reach for your cut material.
The blade guard is there for your safety and those around you. It will not hinder your cutting abilities.
A dull blade can damage your material and your saw motor.
Make sure your material is against the Miter Fence to avoid kickback when making a cut.
Always have ear and eye protection when operating your Miter Saw.
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