Miter Saw Tips and Tricks

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Want to make your sawing life easier? Well, you’re on the right page, partner! Know how to use your mitre saws with ease today!

Below are the tricks and tips you have to be aware of as a miter saw user.

Transport The Right Way

Saws are heavy and big, and because of this, they’re not easy to handle. Don’t worry, though; there’s a solution! You just have to carry them by the base! Miter saws don’t have handles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t transport them with ease. When you bring them via the base, it’ll put less strain on your back and also on the sides of your leg.

Stop Blocks? Why Not?!

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If you’re doing repeat cuts, it’s best to screw two pieces of wood blocks to your miter saw stand to make the job easier. Let the blocks function as a stop for repetitive cutting. Just bear in mind that you ought to fix the lower block back about a half inch so that when sawdust or wood chips pile up against it, the cutting length won’t be changed by the debris.

Sacrificial Fences

If you’re sawing small parts, you can keep them from flying across the room using a sacrificial fence. You could make use of a scrap board or build a two-piece fence as a backup to the small cutoffs. Remember to keep your miter saw down at the end of every cut and to wait patiently for the blade to come to a full stop.

Mark the Danger Areas

Makita-LS1016LWith a red marker, label the fence and bed zones of the saw to remind you where you shouldn’t put your hands. Draw lines at least 7 inches from the 10-inch blades and 8 inches from the 12-inch ones.

Never Cross Your Arms

Miter saws are usually designed for right-handed users. This means you’ll have to adjust if you’re a left-handed one. Whatever you do, never cross your arms while using a miter saw. You might think that it’s okay to use your left hand to saw the material on the right and use your right hand to hold the material down, but that’s a dangerous stunt.

Check the Plate

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Inspect the throat plate before every use. It should be in line with the table to reduce tear-out and hold the thin block, avoid it from swaying while cutting. If it’s too low, adjust it by taking it out from the miter saw and wedging it. You can wedge it by putting a tape on the ledge under the throat plate. Remember that most throat plates are pre-set a little below the miter saw’s table.

How to Grab Life by the Horns: Taking on a No-Excuse Approach to Living

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Do you feel like you are not living your life to the fullest? Have you ever experienced putting off doing important things for fear of failing? Self-doubt, excuses, and the need to please others can stop you from finding happiness and fulfillment. If you want to succeed at anything, it is time to stop the excuses and start taking charge of your life. It may not be easy, but finding a way through or around obstacles is one of the most empowering experiences you can have. Here are some of the many ways to start grabbing life by the horns and live it the way you want.

Develop habits and routines that make you grow. Making positive behaviors automatic makes it easier for you to make the most of your days. Develop routines that support your goals and cultivate the self-discipline that will help you stick to them. If you have a habit of procrastinating, create a schedule that makes you prioritize the most important things. Stick to the schedule until you form the habit of working on high priority tasks first every day.

Treasure your time and spend it wisely. Your time and energy are valuable. Make sure that you do not squander them. Prioritize the most important things and do them first either in the morning or during your most productive hours. In whatever you do, make sure that you save your precious resources for things that matter most to you.

Be decisive without being overly impulsive. The more strongly you feel that you need to take immediate action, the more you should resist and think about the consequences first. Learn to differentiate decisiveness from impulsiveness. Make sure that you considered the possible outcomes before you do something that you may regret later.

Be flexible but always have a plan. You need to have a plan every single day. Create a list of what would make a good day great and set yourself up to doing them. You can put exercise, eating right, getting enough sleep, relaxing, and getting mundane as well as the more complex things done on your list. Feeling good every day regardless of how busy things may get is always a great plan.

Focus on the most important things. Focus on doing one thing at a time instead of applying yourself to everything at once. This helps ensure that you give enough of your attention and abilities to deliver your best at any endeavor before you move on to the next.