HOW IS AN ELECTRIC MITRE SAW USED

HOW IS AN ELECTRIC MITRE SAW USED

When learning how to use a mitre saw, you might be a little overwhelmed because the saw is usually designed to be bulky with a big powerful blade but be armed with confidence because you will be sawing like a pro in no time. We will show you how to safely use the saw, make miter cuts, and make angled cuts.

An electric mitre saw is primarily used for cutting wood, trim, and mould but can be used to cut metal, masonry, and plastics provided the appropriate type of blade is used for the material being cut. A Miter saw, also called a chop-saw, is known for its efficiency and precision when making some essential cuts on wood. Make sure to use an electric miter; they will make your project go faster, also, use the mitre saw when you have to make many identical cuts, saw at an angle, or form perfect miter joints.

Table of content

  • What is a mitre saw?
  • Types of Mitre saw
  • Features of Electric mitre saw
  • Guides on how  to use an Electric Mitre saw for wood working
  • Tips on how to clean and regularly maintain a mitre saw
  • The Best Lubricant for Maintaining the moving parts of Mitre saw 2022
  • Where to buy Dongcheng Electric mitre saw in Nigeria
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • About DongCheng 
  • Conclusion

What is a Mitre saw?

A mitre saw is a DIY tool used to make bevel cuts by pulling the spinning saw blade onto the workpiece in a short and controlled manner. It is also a wood-cutting power tool mounted on an adjustable mitering table for crosscutting.

One of the features of a mitre saw is the ability to do 90°cuts, and with the aid of the rotating blade, it makes varying common angles which include 45°, 30°, 15°, and 22.5°, and allows users to create the first angled cut for useful woodworking projects.

This mitre saw is used for the cutting of larger wood pieces into smaller ones so they can be refined using the other category of saws. The cutting performance of the mitre saw depends on the motor capacity and also the type of the saw blades.

Types of Mitre saw

There are various types of Miter saws for woodworking but with a good miter saw, you can easily make smooth cuts such as the crosscut, Bevel Cut, Rip-Cut, angled cut. You can also make a ninety-degree angle cut. The four types of miter saws are Electric Miter saw, dual slide compound miter saw, sliding compound miter saw, and non-sliding compound miter saw.

A) Electric Mitre saw:

An Electric mitre saw is used to make accurate crosscuts and mitres in a workpiece by positioning a mounted blade aboard. The same is commonly used for trimming and moulding. The blade of a mitre saw is between eight and twelve inches. It is usually portable and helpful.

ELECTRIC MITRE SAW

It is used to saw varieties of aluminum and wood with circular saw blades, high cutting accuracy, and efficiency. It is durable and can be used with high-precision and multi-function cutting.

B) Dual slide compound mitre saw:

The dual slide mitre saw comes with a mitre table, sliding rails, and beveling that goes both left and right direction. The essence of the left bevel eliminates the need to flip your material when trying to make an opposite compound cut, which saves you time.

DUAL SLIDE MITRE SAW

And if you need to make your crown and base moulding cuts flat, this mitre saw saves you a lot of hassles on a lengthy piece of material. A dual-bevel sliding compound mitre-saw offers the user an extensive range of an angle.

C) sliding compound mitre saw :

Nowadays, the sliding compound mitre saw is the most feature-rich Mitre saw because its an outstanding tool for a DIY project which covers sliding, bevel, and metering functions during woodworkings. The sliding compound mitre saw is the combination of a compound, and a sliding miter saw; the sliding features were added to complement the shortcomings of a compound mitre saw; this type of mitre saw uses rails in increasing the crosscut capacity and also adds a left bevel to enable compound cuts, and it aids the flexibility of the compound mitre saw with an added depth of cut afforded by the slide.

SLIDING COMPOUND MITRE SAW

Another topnotch feature of the sliding compound mitre saw is that the standard and compound miter saw's blades are attached to its arm, and when the arm moves just up and down, you can work in limited fission.

D) Non-sliding compound miter saw.

Since a sliding compound mitre saw contains rails, with the blade able to move both forward and backward, A non-sliding miter saw doesn't have these rails and the option to slide.The Non-sliding miter saws are capable of making cuts at a variety of angles. They are easy to set up, easy to move around, and extremely functional.

NON SLIDING COMPOUND MITRE SAW

The primary function of a non-sliding miter saw is to cut wood at an angle or straight. The non-sliding miter saw does best with wood that is not very wide. If you try to cut a wide piece with a mitre saw, you would have to cut part of it, flip it, and cut the other part. Since a non-sliding miter saw is just lifted up and down over a piece of material, you are limited as to the width of your cut.

Types of Cuts

Non-sliding miter saws do a great job of cutting crosscut, angle, bevel, and compound. If you have tricky angles to cut, the non-sliding saw does a great job of getting this done quickly and efficiently. Non-Sliding miter saws are easy to set, and you can keep the angles set to make work more efficient.

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About DongCheng

Jiangsu Dongcheng M&E Tools Co., Ltd., the Director of China Electric Tool Association, is one of the key backbone enterprises manufacturing professional power tools in China. With a high-class industrial production base, which covers 112,800㎡ while the building area is 58,000㎡, the company owns lots of advanced production equipment and testing apparatus and has a group of senior professional engineers and a team of intermediate and senior executives and technicians. Now the company employs more than 2700 staff totally. Dongcheng Company manufactures various types of power tools and their spare parts.

All the power tools produced by Dongcheng have passed the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) authentication, if within the range of it. Dongcheng product is widely used in the fields of building construction and decoration, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding industry, water conservancy project, etc. The company has lots of distributors in all large and medium cities throughout China and also exports its products to South-East Asia, the Middle East, and South America, more than 30 countries & districts.

Dong Cheng company manufactures various types of power tools like Mitre saw, Router and Trimmers, Angle Grinder, Cordless Brushless Drill Driver/Hammer, Impact Drill, and related spare parts, which are widely used in the fields of building construction, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding, and water conservancy project.

Contact us for all Dongcheng Powertools.

Features of Electric Mitre Saw

Tikweld Welding Supplies and Services is the distributor and supplier of Dong Cheng Power Tools in Nigeria. Dong Cheng company manufactures various types of power tools like Angle Grinder, Cordless Brushless Drill Driver, Belt Sander, Impact Drill, Welding Machine and related spare parts, which are widely used in the fields of building construction, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding and water conservancy project. 

DongCheng DJX255 Electric Mitre Saw 1650W,4600r/min

ELECTRIC MITRE SAW

Tikweld Welding supplies and services is the distributor and supplier of DongCheng Power Tools in Nigeria. DongCheng DJX255 is used to saw varieties of aluminum and wood with circular saw blades, high cutting accuracy and efficiency. It is durable and can be use with high-precision and multi-function cutting. DongCheng company manufactures various types of power tools and related spare parts, which are widely used in the fields of building construction, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding and water conservancy project. Sales network covers more than 60 countries and regions worldwide.

The company strives in providing good quality products and good satisfying services to the global users.

Features of DongCheng Electric Mitre Saw DJX03-255

1. Precision machined, Aluminium based.

2. Dust bag for a cleaner work environment

3. Belt drive structure

Specification of DongCheng Electric Mitre Saw DJX03-255

Rated Power Input: 1650W

No-Load Speed: 4600r/min

Hole Dia of Blade: 25.4mm

Blade Dia.: 255mm

Net Weight: 12.0kg

Max. Cutting

Capacity

(HxW)

0o45o

Left and Right

Bevel angle
0o93 x 95mm

69 x 135mm

93 x 67 mm

69 x 95 mm

45o Left53 x 95mm

35 x 135mm

49 x 67 mm

35 x 94mm

Accessories and Packaging

Vertical Vice, Dust bag Assembly,Holder Assembly(2pcs) Socket Wrench,Triangle Ruler, Carbon brush, Colour Box Packing.

Contact us we have products available in all our stores nationwide.

DongCheng Slide Compound Miter Saw 1650W,255mm DJX06-255

SLIDE COMPUND MITRE SAW

Tikweld Welding supplies and services is the distributor and supplier of DongCheng Power Tools in Nigeria. Our DongCheng Slide Compound Mitre Saw 1650W,255mm DJX06-255 is used to saw varieties of aluminum and wood with circular saw blades, high cutting accuracy and efficiency. It is durable and can be use with high-precision and multi-function cutting. DongCheng company manufactures various types of power tools and related spare parts, which are widely used in the fields of building construction, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding and water conservancy project. Sales network covers more than 60 countries and regions worldwide.

The company strives in providing good quality products and good satisfying services to the global users.

Features of DongCheng Slide Compound Mitre Saw 1650W,255mm DJX06-255

1. Double sliding structures which leads to greater cutting range and higher cutting accuracy.

2. Dust collecting mouth design, External vacuum cleaner available.

3. Gear drive Structure.

Specification of DongCheng Slide Compound Mitre Saw 1650W,255mm DJX06-255

Rated Power Input: 1650W

No-Load Speed: 4600r/min

Hole Dia of Blade: 25.4mm

Blade Dia.: 255mm

Net Weight: 18.5kg

Max. Cutting

Capacity

(HxW)

0o45o

Left and Right

Bervel angle
0o94 x 315mm94 x 223mm
45o Left49 x 315mm49 x 223mm

Accessories and Packaging of DongCheng Slide Compound Mitre Saw 1650W,255mm DJX06-255

Vertical Vice ,Holder Assembly(2pcs) Dust bag Assembly, Socket Wrench,Triangle Ruler, Carbon brush, Colour Box Packing.

DongCheng DJX305 Electric Mitre Saw 5000r/min,305mm

ELECTRIC MITRE SAW

DongCheng DJX305 is used to saw varieties of aluminum and wood with circular saw blades, high cutting accuracy and efficiency. It is durable and can be use with high-precision and multi-function cutting. DongCheng company manufactures various types of power tools and related spare parts, which are widely used in the fields of building construction, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding and water conservancy project. Sales network covers more than 60 countries and regions worldwide.

The company strives in providing good quality products and good satisfying services to the global users.

Features of DongCheng Electric Mitre Saw DJX305

1. Precission machined, Aluminium base.

2. Belt drive structure

Specification of DongCheng Electric Mitre Saw DJX305

Rated Power Input: 1650W

No-Load Speed: 6000r/min

Hole Dia of Blade: 30mm

Blade Dia.: 305mm

Net Weight: 15.8kg

Max. Cutting

Capacity

(HxW)

0o45o

Left and Right

Bervel angle
0o90 x150mm90 x 110mm

Accessories and Packaging

Dust bag Assembly, Socket Wrench, Triangle Ruler, Carbon brush, Carton Packing.

DongCheng DJX07-255 Electric Mitre Saw 1200W,255mm

ELECTRIC MITRE SAW

DongCheng DJX07-255 is used to saw varieties of aluminum and wood with circular saw blades, high cutting accuracy and efficiency. It is durable and can be use with high-precision and multi-function cutting. DongCheng company manufactures various types of power tools and related spare parts, which are widely used in the fields of building construction, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding and water conservancy project. Sales network covers more than 60 countries and regions worldwide.

The company strives in providing good quality products and good satisfying services to the global users.

Features of DongCheng Electric Mitre Saw DJX07-255

1. Budget friendly,no bervel angle cutting and no break function.

2. High Precision chassis design,mitre 0o -45o left and right.

3. Belt drive structure

Specification of DongCheng Electric Mitre Saw DJX07-255

Rated Power Input: 1200W

No-Load Speed: 6000r/min

Hole Dia of Blade: 25.4mm

Blade Dia.: 255mm

Net Weight: 11.0kg

Max. Cutting

Capacity

(HxW)

0o45o

Left and Right

Bervel angle
0o56 x145mm56 x 110mm

Accessories and Packaging

Dust bag Assembly, Socket Wrench, Carton Packing.

DongCheng DJX03-255B Electric Miter Saw 6000r/min,255mm

ELECTRIC MITRE SAW

DongCheng DJX03-255B is used to saw varieties of aluminum and wood with circular saw blades, high cutting accuracy and efficiency. It is durable and can be use with high-precision and multi-function cutting. DongCheng company manufactures various types of power tools and related spare parts, which are widely used in the fields of building construction, home decoration, stone industry, shipbuilding and water conservancy project. Sales network covers more than 60 countries and regions worldwide.

The company strives in providing good quality products and good satisfying services to the global users.

Features of DongCheng Electric Mitre Saw DJX03-255B

1. Budget friendly,no bervel angle cutting and no break function.

2. High Precision chassis design,mitre 0o -45o left and right.

3. Belt drive structure

Specification of DongCheng Electric Miter Saw DJX03-255B

Rated Power Input: 1650W

No-Load Speed: 6000r/min

Hole Dia of Blade: 25.4mm

Blade Dia.: 255mm

Net Weight: 11.6kg

Max. Cutting

Capacity

(HxW)

0o45o

Left and Right

Bervel angle
0o60 x130mm60 x 93mm

Accessories and Packaging

Dust bag Assembly, Socket Wrench,Triangle Ruler, Carbon brush, Colour Box Packing.

Guides on how to use an Electric Mitre saw for wood working

Step 1: Mark the Material

a)Taking blade width into account

b) Measure your Cut.

c)Use a pencil to gently mark the lines.

d) Then, place your marked wood piece against the fence at the back of the saw base.

Editor's Tip: The adage "measure twice, cut once" applies to cutting with a mitre saw, too. Since the blade is roughly 1/8-inch-thick, for a super-precise cut, take the width into account when measuring.

Step 2: Position the mitre clamp

The Dongcheng mitre saw features a clamp that protects the user, which keeps your hands away from the blade.

a) Place the clamp at least 6 inches from the blade

b) Tighten until secure; they have a small knob that can be loosened and tightened as needed.

Step 3: Prep the Mitre saw

According to the manufacturer's direction, make the mitre and bevel adjustments as required. The bevel simply refers to the saw's vertical angle, while the Miter is the horizontal angle of the saw. On occasions where you need to saw without mitered or beveled edges, set both the bevel and Miter to O degrees; depending on the project, the settings should be adjusted to get the necessary angle for the cut. Now once the saw is set ;

a) squeeze the trigger to put it on

b) bring the blade to high speed before pulling it down on the desired wood surface.

Step 4: Start Sawing the desired wood surface.

When sawing the wood, ensure that cuts move from the front to back; this movement is encouraged because it matches the spin of the blade and prevents kickback. When the cut is achieved, release the trigger, then let the blade come to a complete stop before raising it for safety purposes.

Step 5: Proceed to make the mitre cut.

The process to make a mitre cut is by adjusting the turntable by squeezing the miter lock handle till it's at your desired angle; also, note that to make a perpendicular cut set it to 0 degrees, then adjust accordingly, and once the saw is gently lower the blade and make a cut through the wood by moving from front to back.

Step 6: Make the Angled cuts.

To make Angled cuts, go ahead and tilt the blade arm at an angle down to the bed of the table. This can cut both the bevel and angle one time. Different saws can tilt to make both cuts, but some only bevel towards one direction. To make a square cut keep in mind that it should be set to a level of 0 degrees though most saws have a maximum level of 45 degrees. And when adjustments have been made to match your need. gently lower the blade and make the cut through the wood, always moving front to back

Tips on how to clean and regularly maintain a mitre saw

The Mitre saw it is one of the favourite tools for craft makers and carpenters. It is a handy power tool that gets the job done smoothly every time. But unfortunately, most of its owners do not know how to clean and maintain it. A well-maintained saw delivers the best quality cuts and also lasts longer if inspected regularly. Cleaning and maintaining your miter saw is not a tough task. Make it a habit, and you can take good care of your saw for years. Follow some below-mentioned tips that can help you get started.

  1. ELIMINATE DEBRIS AND DUST PARTICLES: The first step to cleaning and maintaining your miter saw is eliminating dust. Compressed air is the best option to blow off dust particles from the tool's surface. Pay more attention to moving parts of the tool and make sure that no dust is left on them. The work is not yet finished. Also, ensure to clean a miter saw by using a dry cloth or rag so that it looks new.
  2. CLEAN MITRE SAW CUTTING TABLE AND FENCE: People often think that if the tool cleaning is done once, their job is finished. However, that is not the case. Regular cleaning of the tools and their parts is very important. To do so, you would require a clean cloth or sponge. Use a fluid, circular motion to clean the table and fence. Apply some force on its surface, especially where there are cracked particles. Ensure that you remove all dust particles from the surface.

    3. CLEAN AND SHARPEN BLADES: Blades play a very important role in enhancing the functionality of saws. This is why   it is highly recommended to clean its blades. Be very careful while removing debris from the teeth of blades. Never use your bare hands to do so. You should use a brush or wear thick gloves. After removing debris, apply some oil to the surface of its blade in a circular motion. If the blades have become blunt, sharpen them. Also, ensure that you use the right sharpening tools; otherwise, blades can be damaged.

   4. CLEAN MOVING PARTS: You should not overlook the exterior parts of a miter saw while cleaning it. Apply lubricant on such parts to reduce friction and make them functional easily, thereby increasing the longevity of the parts.

  5. CHECK KERF BOARD, BRUSHES, AND POWER CORD: Inspect chipping, cracks, crumbling, and breakages on the brushes. Make sure to check the power cord to see if there are any cracks or cuts. If any part is worn out, replace it. Following these maintenance tips can help you keep your Miter saw in its best condition and can extend its life. If you want to operate it perfectly, make sure you inspect it regularly and fix the issues (if any).

The Best Lubricant for Maintaining the moving parts of Mitre saw 2022

Lubrication plays a great role in improving the massive production of such products through mechanical energy thereby sustaining mechanical and automotive efficiency of the machinery. Lack of oil changing can affect your engine as lubricating oil needs replacing at intervals, and although improves the design and functionality of every machinery. Now lets look at the best lubricant for reducing friction in the moving parts of your Mitre saw.

Everest 0W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil 1Ltr

EVEREST OIL

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Everest Motor Oil 5W-20 Synthetic Blend

EVEREST 5W 20

Tikweld Welding Supplies and Services is the distributor and supplier of Everest Motor Oil Products in Nigeria. Our Everest Extreme Performance motor oil should be your first choice for your business and customers.

  • Everest Extreme Performance motor oil is of premium quality formulated to provide protection against rust and wear.
  • Everest Extreme Performance motor oil is suitable for use in a wide range of operating temperatures and applications.

Use a product that is well-known for its performance capabilities and absolute reliability. Recommended by automotive professionals and specialists, you can be certain every machine is kept in the finest condition possible.

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LIQUI MOLY OIL

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Where to buy Dongcheng Electric mitre saw in Nigeria

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Frequently asked Questions

1. Which is Better Between Corded and Cordless Mitre Saw?

The most powerful mitre saws are corded, even though the Cordless mitre has advantages like portability and efficient use in the absence of an electrical outlet. When it also comes to making a choice between the two, it also depends on the nature of the project and the location of the project.

2. Which Size of Mitre Saw Should I Choose?

Mitre saws usually come in 8″,10″, 12″, and 15″; however, the choice of mitre saw to do should be dictated by the needs of the user and the nature of the tasks to be accomplished. The 8″ is the smallest and is used for small projects, while the 15″ mitre saw is good for most middle-sized projects. The other options are the 10″ and 12″, which are best suited for a large project like cuts below half the diameter of the blade; you will easily work on thicker and broader wood with the 10″ and 12″, Also, note that the larger the materials, the larger blades you will need to complete the woodwork though the initial step is to find out what type of material to be worked on before you conclude on a particular mitre saw size.

3. What's the difference between a Dual mitre saw and a compound mitre saw

The difference between the two types of mitre saw is that the compound mitre saw only tilts in one direction while the dual compound mitre saw, as the name implies, tilts both left and right and can easily create a bevel at any angle, unlike the compound.

The Dual compound miter saws effectively carry out features of compound mitre saws, which bevels left and right, covering all cutting angles.

Conclusion

The electric Miter saw is an important tool for woodworking because it is designed for a quick and particular cutting task. Having read this article, you would note that the electric mitre saw is best to make angled cuts for trim work, moulding, rafters, and other general carpentry applications. The mitre saws also make straight crosscuts easily when it is equipped with the right blade. The versatility of a mitre saw is an important part of a tool arsenal for professional carpenters as well as DIYers.

Contact our experts our experts for further inquiries on the electric mitre saw, and we hope you have learned how an electric mitre saw should be used. The electric mitre saw is a must-have tool for your workshop already you have got the idea. 

1st Apr 2022 Henry Emmanuel

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