7th July 2011
With a relatively recent development history, the compound mitre saw has allowed wood working establishments, and the building trades to work faster and more efficiently by simplifying one of the most common jobs in joinery and wooden construction.
Hand sawing timber is a slow and laborious task that cannot even be redeemed though simplicity. Hand cutting wood to create multi angle joints is a job that requires a steady and accurate hand as well as accurate measurements, and generally a large amount of tweaking and finishing making the joint perfect.
The compound mitre saw simplifies at least two parts of the process, measuring and working out a correct joint angle will always be a feature of carpentry but once the angles are correct and checked, a professional mitre saw, such as the Makita LS1013X Mitre Saw is able to cut quickly, neatly and thanks to a laser indicated cut line, perfectly accurately.
The Makita is very accurate, but with a 260mm blade it can be limited in cut depth. The Bosch GCM12SD Mitre Saw on the other hand features a 306mm blade, increasing its range of workable stock as well as making for a more flexible tool. These GCM12SD saws are perfect for mitre cutting, bevels, compound cuts and grooving in both hardwood and soft wood. Another neat feature of the Bosch is the repositionable handles, these allow operators to place the handles in position to give low fatigue working and increased safety onsite and in the workshop.