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Posted on Any one still use a Miter Trimmer

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 12:32 PM

Does that really work better than a miter saw?

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You generally use a saw first to rough cut the miter and then finish with the trimmer. With a sharp blade the surface of the cuts is as smooth as glass and the angle will be spot on. Similar to the results using a plane and a shooting board. The blade in my miter saw does a really good job as does the blade in the table saw with my miter sled. If the piece will fit it usually gets the final tuning with the Lion trimmer.

An additional comment. We have had several recent threads that talk about accuracy and there is the admonition to cut up to the mark and not through it. That is sometimes not so easy to see on the saw, but it is a piece of cake with the trimmer (or a shooting board). You can easily see exactly where the cut will be made and you.can approach the mark in very small increments.

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