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Winter 2013-2014

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Laser Cutting Guide

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Laser Cutting Guide

I use a laser pen to improve accuracy when making miter cuts on a compound miter saw. It’s especially helpful when cutting ornate or rabbeted moldings. First I mark the edge of the molding where it is to be cut. Then I lay a laser pointer in the blade channel of the miter saw. I position the stock with the laser showing me the precise spot at which the blade will exit. Don’t forget to remove the laser pointer before making the cut!