Miter saws makes the carpentry projects quite easy and reduce the amount of hard work.
They cut very smooth and accurate angles in straight lumber, molding, picture frames and corner pieces.
They use an adjustable skill saw blade to cut angles of up to 45 degrees and sometimes 50 degrees depending upon the brand of saw.
The miter saw head can swivel for miter cuts, and miter saw blade can turn for bevel cuts. Nonetheless a normal miter saw cannot cut a 60-degree angle.
You can resolve this issue by adding a wedge block to the fence in order to achieve a 60 degrees’ angle cut.
Steps To Follow How To Cut A 60-Degree Angles On A Miter Saw
Positioning Of The Miter Saw
Position a miter saw on a stable work bench, which contains no debris and loose objects. Pull the miter saw blade in its full height direction.
Adjust the blade angle for 90 degrees. Grab a piece of wood stock and measure it with a ruler and pencil to the length of your work piece.
Ensure that the wood stock has width enough so it can be used as a backing fence for your original work piece.
Making A Cut
Position the wood stock on the miter table, flush up against the last fence. Put your safety glasses on.
Turn on the saw and make a 90 degree cut, to your desired length. Move the blade down gently allowing the blade to stop prior to the removing of stock wood piece.
The wood stock should not be long enough to hang over the miter table.
Cutting Of Wood
Move the blade in upward direction. Adjust the miter angle for 15 degrees on the miter table by unscrewing the lock knob on the blade swiveling it to the accurate number on the table scale.
Position the longest end of the wood stock up against the backing fence and secure it with table clamps.
Turn on the saw. Move the blade down and cut the wood. Wait until the blade stops before you remove the piece.
Preparations To Make 60-degree Angle
Release the wood stock and place it on the table so your work piece will be against it. Clamp the wood stock in position with the table clamps.
The wood stock will now work as your new backing fence, only it contains an extra 15-degree angle on it.
Position your work piece against the new backing fence and turn the blade adjustments to 45 degrees.
The 45 degrees and the additional 15 degrees will give you a cut of 60 degrees.
Making Of An Angle Of 60 Degrees
Mark your work piece with the help of a pencil where you want to cut it. Without turning on the saw.
Bring the blade down and ensure that the blade corner lines up on the outer side of the work piece cutting line.
Turn the saw on and move the blade in the downward direction to make your cut. Wait until the blade stops before you remove your piece.
Use the protractor to measure your angled cut. It has to be 60 degrees.
1) How do I calculate the angle I need to cut?
You need to have a calculator in order to figure the correct corner angles to cut for shapes with equal sides. The formula includes dividing 360 by a number of sides to calculate the corner angle. then divide it with two to achieve the miter angle.
2) How do you measure angle for miter cuts?
The formula includes dividing 360 by a number of sides to know the corner angle. Then divide it by two to get the miter angle. If you are trying to make five sided project having all sides equal you need to divide 360 by 5 to get seventy-two degrees. So each joint or corner makes 72-degrees angle.