If you have several identical cuts to make, a stop block will make it go a lot quicker. The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to set up a stop block for your miter saw to save you time.
The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to properly mark a board before cutting it on a miter saw .
The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to cut boards that are wider than what your miter saw was designed for.
George Vondriska shows you how to select a blade for a sliding miter saw .
Miter saw stands are an essential, but expensive accessory for carpenters . Instead of buying one, save money and get a more versatile work table by building your own. Use these photos and free plan as a guide.
Workbench for a small space. A fold-out work table, a roll out table saw stand, a miter box table and lots of storage—cabinets, drawers, pegboard and shelves. All inexpensive and easy to build. Ideal for a garage or other limited shop space.
5 projects for a better shop—adjustable sawhorses, a super-handy tool rack, a workbench with storage space, a miter saw stand and a silencer for your shop vacuum. They're all low cost, can be built in a day and are essential for the small shop.
Most trim carpenters don't even use a tape to trim windows. It's all done by eye, with a sharp pencil, a miter saw and an 18-gauge nailer. Here's how they do it.
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