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  • Miter Saws

    by AW-Editor     Saturday, July 5, 2008
    Whether you're building furniture, cutting trim molding or framing a garage, a compound miter saw is an indispensable tool. It can swivel left or right to make a standard miter and tilt to make a compound cut. Miter saws are capable of both rough...
  • Cutting-Edge Sliding Miter Saw

    by AW-Editor     Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    Have you seen the light yet? Laser light, that is. Lasers make miter saws safer and more accurate. They've been appearing on miter saws for some time, but getting one on a sliding miter saw is news. The C10FSH 10-in. dual-bevel sliding compound miter...
  • Larger-Capacity Miter Saw

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 5, 2008
    Delta has put a new twist on miter saws by mounting the motor vertically, instead of horizontally, on its new 36-412 12-in. dual-bevel compound miter saw. The result is increased capacity. This machine will crosscut a 2x10 at 90 degrees, surpassing the...
  • Electronic Age Hits Miter Saws

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    Lasers have proven to be a wonderful way to add safety and accuracy to miter saws. Now Hitachi has taken ease-of-use to a new level by adding both a laser and a digital readout to its C12LCH 12-in. single compound miter saw, $369. The laser casts a line...
  • Miter Saw Dust Shroud

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    Miter saws are a great convenience, but they spread sawdust like a sprinkler spreads water. The new Downdrafter shroud from Rousseau, $200, combined with a dust collector, acts like a parachute behind the saw and grabs almost every bit of dust. You may...
  • Tool News - New Ryobi Sliding Compound Miter saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 30, 2009
    The new Ryobi 10” Sliding Compound Miter saw is currently in stores at Home Depot. This 13 amp, 120v saw has Exactline® Laser Technology, and 9 positive miter stops, so you can quickly change miters and make precision cuts in no time. Right...
  • Tool News - DeWalt Precision Trim Saw Blades

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 18, 2009
    DeWalt has just announced the launch of new precision trim blades for use with miter saws and table saws. The new precision trim saw blades are designed for high-end trim work including moldings, staircases, cabinets, windows, flooring, hand railings...
  • Tool News - Makita Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    Makita recently announced the release of its new 10” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw, model LS1016L. The new Makita LS1016L features Deep and eXact cutting Technology (DXT): it is a 10” dual slide compound miter saw with the crown cutting capacity...
  • Tool News - Craftsman MiterMate

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    Currently to determine the correct angle for two molding pieces to meet at a corner, calculations need to be made and rectified. The MiterMate renders those calculations unnecessary thanks to its Angle Finder tool. The Angle Finder automatically measures...
  • Tools News - Portable Carpentry Workshop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    The Portable Carpentry Workshop, popularly known as PCW, organizes all the tools of the carpenter’s trade into one rolling, easily accessible cabinet. From the table saw, miter saw to router, all tools are centralized, contained within one transportable...
  • Tool News - Makita 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, January 15, 2010
    Makita recently announced its new 12” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser, model LS1216L. The new miter saw is also available with Makita’s Jobsite Miter Saw Stand (model LS1216LX). The Makita LS1216L has a large crosscutting and crown...
  • Choosing a Sliding Compound Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 26, 2010
    by Eric Smith Is it wise to super-size? Picking the right sliding compound miter saw can be a daunting task, because there are so many choices. The 12-in. saws have the most capacity. The 7-1/2-in. and 8-1/2-in. saws are the most portable. The 10-in....
  • Tool News - Bosch Glide Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 7, 2010
    Bosch recently announced their new 12" dual-bevel glide miter saw. The most striking feature of the saw is the axial-glide system, replacing the traditional sliding on rails design of previous sliding miter saws. The Axial-Glide system operates by...
  • Improved Laser-Guided Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Laser-guided saws keep getting better. Delta’s newest 12-in. compound-miter saw features a double-laser system. According to the manufacturer, the two beams show the exact line of cut on both sides of the blade at any simple or compound angle.This...
  • Tool News - Bora Angle Master Miter Duplication Tool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Bora, a division of Affinity Tool Works , just announced the Angle Master. The Angle Master takes the guesswork out of complex miter cuts by providing a precise measurement tool for both inside and outside angles, and allows difficult projects such as...