Users' questions

How do you adjust a Craftsman miter saw fence?

How do you adjust a Craftsman miter saw fence?

Adjusting a fixed fence Do this by setting the miter at the 0° detent and then loosening the screws on the miter detent plate. Rotate the table (and the detent plate) to position the blade 90° to the fence. Then, retighten the adjustment screws. There is no need to adjust any other miter settings.

How do you angle a DeWalt miter saw?

Once the miter saw is turned to the angle that you want to set it at, simply press the handle down to lock it. Adjusting the bevel angle is also easy, simply loosen the bevel lock knob and rotate to the angle desired and tighten up the knob.

How do you set the angles on a miter saw?

For a bevel cut using a compound miter saw:

  1. Place the marked board face-up, or flat, onto the saw base and its edge pushed against the fence.
  2. Adjust the bevel gauge at the rear of the saw and tilt the blade to the correct angle.
  3. Use the gauge on the front of the saw to set the miter angle, if needed, for the cut.

Should I buy a table saw or a miter saw?

A miter saw is the absolute best option for those who need precision miter cuts and bevel cuts of wood or other softer materials like plastic. Yes, table saws can do the same cuts that miter saws can. However, if you use a table saw to try and make precision cuts, then the chances of making a mistake go up drastically.

Can my mitre saw be used as a metal cutting saw?

Yes you can use a miter saw to cut metal as long as you use the appropriate blade; however, the types of metals are limited. The most possible metals that you can cut using a miter saw are aluminum and steel.

How do you square a miter saw?

The miter should square with the fence. Put a combination square or rafter layout square on the table, making sure that it’s square. One of the edges of the square should rest against the fence’s front edge. Now, lower the saw to the lowest possible position of the blade. Slide the square to the blade’s side edge.