by cecile | 18:45

Guide to Using a Miter Saw Properly A compound miter saw is one of the most useful tools you will have in your workshop. You should realize that if you do not use the miter saw correctly, it can be very dangerous. Follow the safety rules below and you can be sure you will keep yourself safe when you use the miter saw. If you want to work in safety, you need to be dressed properly. There are no hard rules here but the best work clothes should be comfortable and that you have no loose clothing. Loose sleeves is not the best to wear while working. You long sleeves but you can’t make them hang loose because it might get caught in the saw. You have to make sure that you protect your eyes when you are using a power saw. Every time you use the miter saw, you should wear eye protection. Make sure that you use hearing protection too. Your hearing can be damaged by the loud sound of a miter saw if you don’t wear hearing protection.
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Make sure that you don’t cut anything unless your miter saw is in good condition. There is a blade guard in all miter saws so do not remove or disable this. When you are lowering or raising the saw, make sure the miter saw does not bind.
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The blade should be checked next. You want to make sure that it is both sharp and properly installed. If you use a dull blade, it can be very dangerous and you will need to make sure that you have a sharp one. Attach the saw blade properly to the arbor. Otherwise, it can come loose while you are using the saw and do all kinds of damage. When you are checking the blade or doing any kind of work on the saw, make sure that the miter saw is unplugged. Miter saws should be used properly. Don’t ignore the fence; it is there for a reason. If you want the piece that you are cutting to be kept in place, then you should use the fence. Make sure that you use this. It is dangerous to make a cut freehand. If you don’t want pieces of wood to hit you then use the fence. Saw dust is collected when the saw is used. Small pieces of off cuts can also get in the way if you don’t clean them off constantly. Stop for a few moments to make sure to dust away the particles and make sure that it is clean. Pay attention to what you are doing. People forget the dangers of working with a miter saw and so they don’t pay much attention when using it. Watch what you are doing at all time and keep your hands away from the blade and make sure you follow all of the safety rules.

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