Miter and Bevel Cuts


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Introduction: Miter and Bevel Cuts

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  • A miter cut is made at an angle other than 90°, with the blade vertical.
  • A bevel cut is made with the blade tilted over.
  • A compound miter cut is a combination of a miter and bevel cut.

Step 1: Adjusting for a Miter Cut

  1. Flip the miter lock lever up (horizontal).
  2. Push down on the miter detent lever with your thumb.
  3. Rotate the saw to the desired angle.
    • If using a common angle, the miter detent lever will drop into position.
  4. Push the miter lock lever down.

Step 2: Adjusting for Bevel Cut

  1. Flip the bevel lock lever up.
  2. Rotate the bevel dial if needed.
  3. Rotate the saw to the desired angle.
    • For fine control, use the bevel adjuster on the front of the saw.
  4. Push the bevel lock lever down.
    • The bevel lock lever must be in the down position before cutting.
  5. Check the fence for blade interference.

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