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Should I buy a miter saw or table saw? – Starting A Wood Products Business


All miter saws are just like table saws in the way they handle the blade. All table saws will cut into wood and steel. There are no differences in the blade design. All miter saws also make a noise when cutting because of the force applied. In addition there are differences in the way they cut material. With the larger miter knives a smaller amount of material can be cut. A smaller blade makes a smaller hole than a smaller blade does. Also there are other factors (mechanical efficiency of the saw) that matter in how large your miter saw will cut.

So, the first question to take into consideration is: What size miter saw is right for your job? The table saw is the cheapest and most recommended miter saw. However this should also be understood that a table saw is intended to cut long pieces of wood and a miter saw is meant to cut short pieces of wood. You should buy a miter saw for the type of job you are trying to accomplish and in the right configuration.

My miter saw doesn’t fit in my cabinet or I need to run a corded saw to power it (not recommended).

There are many miter saw designs you could try. The first consideration is that the saw should be designed to be run by a power cord. A corded saw has a motor and can be run from the wall; if you need to run more power you might have to install a wall outlet.

The corded saw is designed to use electric current directly for cutting. It uses a cord that is about 7 ft. long so a miter saw that is about 15 ft long would need to be in a cabinet. The miter saw uses 12V power but can be powered by standard 12V battery power (or use the wall outlet).

The second consideration is the miter saw should have a large blade, ideally 1.6 in. or more. When making your cut choose a wood that will have about 1/2″ of grain that will cut the largest hole you can make using the miter saw. Also if you are using a corded saw or have a cordless miter saw, you might have to cut shorter pieces.

A miter saw is used for sawing small to medium pieces. A miter saw is designed to cut large sections of wood so you should find a saw to suit the job. If you are using a corded saw make sure it is able

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