Miter saw

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* It is extremely easy to cut your human fingers off using this saw. '''Don't reach in until the saw has stopped moving'''. It only takes 10 seconds to come to a complete stop, and a trip to the ER will take you 10 hours. Slow down. What are you rushing for, anyways?
 
* It is extremely easy to cut your human fingers off using this saw. '''Don't reach in until the saw has stopped moving'''. It only takes 10 seconds to come to a complete stop, and a trip to the ER will take you 10 hours. Slow down. What are you rushing for, anyways?
 
* It has a wood blade in it. Don't use it to cut metal.
 
* It has a wood blade in it. Don't use it to cut metal.
* There was a blade-brake that would stop the blade when the saw reached the top, but that has been flaky. Repairing it is almost certainly more trouble its worth.
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* There was a blade-brake that would stop the blade when the saw reached the top, but that has been flaky. Repairing it is almost certainly more trouble than it's worth.
  
 
== The ugly ==
 
== The ugly ==
 
* Sometimes the sawdust catcher falls off, covering the dirty shop in sawdust.  
 
* Sometimes the sawdust catcher falls off, covering the dirty shop in sawdust.  
 
* You should use the shop-vac to clean up after yourself, even if you only cut one thing.
 
* You should use the shop-vac to clean up after yourself, even if you only cut one thing.

Revision as of 12:17, 1 August 2011

TODO: Improve instructions and safety tips for using the Miter Saw.

The good

We have a miter saw. It is fast, efficient, and accurate. You could use it to make something!

The bad

  • It is extremely easy to cut your human fingers off using this saw. Don't reach in until the saw has stopped moving. It only takes 10 seconds to come to a complete stop, and a trip to the ER will take you 10 hours. Slow down. What are you rushing for, anyways?
  • It has a wood blade in it. Don't use it to cut metal.
  • There was a blade-brake that would stop the blade when the saw reached the top, but that has been flaky. Repairing it is almost certainly more trouble than it's worth.

The ugly

  • Sometimes the sawdust catcher falls off, covering the dirty shop in sawdust.
  • You should use the shop-vac to clean up after yourself, even if you only cut one thing.
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