Miter Saw Class


3 Lessons

263 Enrolled


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The miter saw, also known as the chop saw, is a compact power saw with a circular rotating blade used to make quick accurate crosscuts in wood at various angles. Miter saws are relatively compact and portable, making them an extremely useful tool for all kinds of construction projects in the workshop and beyond.

This class is a part of a greater course series covering Wood Shop safety and basic use. After taking all the classes in this series, you will be able to safely use the power tools in the Wood Shop to to begin basic woodworking projects.

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Getting Started With the Miter Saw

Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Miter Saw

This lesson goes over the anatomy of the miter saw, as well as basic safety and best practices.

Getting Started With the Miter Saw

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Miter and Bevel Cuts

Lesson 2: Miter and Bevel Cuts

Learn to set the miter saw's cutting direction and tilt to make angled cuts in your material.

Miter and Bevel Cuts

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Operating the Miter Saw

Lesson 3: Operating the Miter Saw

How to run the miter saw for all kinds of materials and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on this woodshop tool. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Operating the Miter Saw

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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
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