Woodworking is not a problem for the do it yourself. You know your tools and know how to saw the material. However, every now and then there is a situation where you suddenly have to cut an angle to length. Or maybe even an aluminum. At that point at the latest, you quickly reach for the hacksaw as usual. But usually it doesn’t turn out as straight as you want or the angle doesn’t work out so well. But not everyone has a band saw and that’s why they buy an extra one? This blog is therefore about the question: Can you also do this with a miter saw? This blog will provide an answer to that question.
There Are Two Important Things To Consider Here
The right equipment and the well-secured element. Compared to wood, sawdust from aluminum is very hot and has sharp edges. They also fly very wildly and uncontrolled around the area. In addition, sawing metal is much louder than wood. Earmuffs are mandatory. You can also wear an apron and if necessary, gloves. In the vicinity of circular saws, however, these are not recommended or even forbidden. There is a risk that the hand will be pulled in by the glove that is being rolled up, resulting in serious injuries. Please also consider this when using the hand-held circular saw and watch your hands! It is good to keep your hands firmly on the miter saw and not on the workpiece.
A clean, right-angled cut is usually the desired goal with profile rails. The mm thick profile rail is a very considerable challenge. Again, a careful and controlled approach is important. A kickback can also occur with the chop saw, so you should work with good concentration and hold the miter saw tightly. But the miter saw itself masters this cut without any major difficulties. The result is very impressive, although the chips are scattered everywhere.