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Cut-off Saw Applications

The terms cut-off saw, or chop saw, refer to two distinct classes of power tool: the miter saw; typically used in woodworking, and the abrasive saw; typically used to cut hard materials, such as metals or ceramic. Miter saws are used to make accurate cross cuts and miters on a work piece. Types of a cut-off saw The Manual Miter Saw is suspended on rollers or slides in a metal guide that works with a miter box to allow for accurate cross and miter cuts. Used occasionally in picture framing or by manual woodworking enthusiasts, but have largely been replaced by power woodworking tools. The …

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The Chop Saw

A chop saw is a lightweight circular saw mounted on a spring-loaded pivoting arm, and is supported by a metal base. A stationary power tool that cuts material with a downward, chopping motion. The chop saw (drop saw) is a Miter or Abrasive saw, although both are entirely distinct classes of power tool. The Miter Saw A miter saw is used to make quick, accurate crosscuts in a work piece and at a selected angle. Common uses include framing operations and mold cutting. Most miter saws are relatively small and portable, with common blade sizes ranging from eight to twelve inches. Power …

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