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Old 09-14-08, 06:47 AM
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what is a MITER CUT "

I know what a miter saw is but what exactly is a miter cut? is it just a cut that is an angle,like a 45 degree angle? what the heck is it? when is it most common to use a miter saw?
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Yes, miter cuts are when you cut a piece of material at an angle. It's used all the time. Baseboards, crown moulding, etc, are all miter cut in the corners.
 
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why a miter saw, can you use a table saw for an angle cut or any other saw?
 
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Typically you cannot adjust the saw blade angle with a normal table saw. A miter saws table and saw blade can be adjusted to the right angles.

They also sell miter boxes, which is basically a plastic box with grooves and you use a normal hand saw to cut your material.

What are you trying to cut?
 
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first off,thanks for the info,nice of you to take the time.
anyway,just confused with all these new tools.
for example,what is a planer used for?
what is a chop saw used for?
is there a special saw one would use to trim the thickness of moulding for example; cut the corner on an angle but at the same time trimming the thickness on the corner only?
 
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Here is a good Wiki link.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_tool

You'll prob find more complete info than what most people have the time to post here.
 
 

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