Mitre Saws (also known as Chop Saws) give excellent, precise and accurate angled cuts in wood both in the workshop and on site. The cutting options vary by machine and these include cross cut, bevel, mitre cutting and compound mitre.
Mitre Saws stocked by Toolbank include Failed to find Class and Failed to find Class. Their uses include cutting mitres for frames, dados rails, skirting, architraves and a wide variety of general purpose carpentry and joinery uses. They operate similar to a circular saw which is mounted onto a base, hinged and able to make a mitre cut left or right.
For the DIY user the Einhell range will tackle mitre cuts required for around the home with ease, and at its hugely competitive price means that this machine should prove extremely popular with the budding woodwork enthusiast.
For the professional user, the DeWalt, Metabo and Milwaukee ranges offer a wide selection of machines to cater for every mitre saw need.
Within each machine detail you will see the maximum cutting capacities for the four main cuts they can make - although most of the Mitre Saws Toolbank have in stock are able to cut at variable angles in either the Mitre or Bevel.
90° Mitres - 90° Bevel - Straight Across and Straight Down
90° Mitres - 45° Bevels - Straight Across and Angled Right to Left
45° Mitres - 90° Bevels - Angled Across and Straight Down
45° Mitres - 45° Bevels - Angled Across and Angled Down
Standard Mitre Saws cut through the work piece from above. The maximum size of the cut is dictated by the size of the blade attached and are available as Failed to find Class (which only cuts Mitres) models or Failed to find Class which have a facility where the Saw will slide along a rail allowing for a much wider cut and offers the possibility of creating non-through cuts (ideal for lap jointing).
The Compound (Bevel) feature allows the angle of the blade to be changed relative to the work piece which gives angled and tilt cuts, this allows the saw to be used for bevel cutting as well as mitre cutting.
Most Compound Mitre Saws have features that will allow the angle to be set between 0° and 50°, on these Mitre Saws the head 'tilts' in one direction. With the less-common Double-Bevel Saws the head of the Saw is able to tilt in both directions, this allows the angle to be set between -50° and 50° which is useful for any complex joinery applications such as cutting struts and hip beams in roof construction.