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Craftsman MiterMate

Transfer corner angles to this mitersaw's movable fences

Craftsman's 10" MiterMate compound mitersaw eliminates the middleman when it comes to cutting trim. Instead of making several test cuts to get the perfect fit for mating trim pieces, you use the included angle finder to duplicate the corner. Next, you transfer that angle to the saw by pivoting the fences--not the blade--to match. Then you simply cut both pieces on their respective sides for an exact fit. Each fence pivots 45° front and back so you can cut inside and outside corners. They also line up straight as on a standard mitersaw. The saw bevels up to 45° to the left.

Craftsman MiterMate Mitersaw, $250
800-383-4814, craftsman.com

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Comments (9)
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OU-STEW wrote:

Just because you see both sides and they pivot the one side ,I believe the premise is that you cut the left side and then you pivot the right side without moving the saw blade . I think the left side slides so you can place enough wood past the cutting edge to cut the right side miter.

1/30/2010 02:40:15 PM Report Abuse
randerson54 wrote:

The only way that this could work without having to reposition work supports is to put the saw itself on a swivel. That way you swivel the saw instead of the work supports. Interesting idea but I'll stick with my "normal" saw.

1/8/2010 09:24:01 AM Report Abuse
derekwhittla1 wrote:

This system does look good; unfortunately you do not have any room for off cuts / waste. Hence if you are out on either length or angle just a minuscule amount then the piece is relegated to a shorter place on the project or the fire wood pile. You can normally input most angles on any mitre saw, just use the lock mechanism vice pre-set detents, and then you have room for waste material.

1/4/2010 09:28:35 AM Report Abuse
ProTraderTwo wrote:

KISS. Why not simply measure with an "angle finder" and then use that device to set the blade on a conventional miter or radial arm saw.

1/2/2010 09:28:46 PM Report Abuse
Bob from Northwest Florida wrote:

$250 for a one-pony miter saw?

1/2/2010 01:56:02 PM Report Abuse
birchwoodguy wrote:

Would seem to elliminate a lot of potential errors, but as they say, you would have to figure out a way to support any heavy mouldings, I think it would work best if you were just building a new house so you could put the unit in the largest room, and then turn the saw so the long lengths always rest on a support. Robert.

12/31/2009 10:44:45 PM Report Abuse
caborst3 wrote:

My wife has been after me to install crown moulding all around the walls in our house and I can put this saw on my outfeed table in my shop and be able easily to swing 16 feet in any direction without hitting anything - yep, think I'll get one!

12/31/2009 09:34:12 PM Report Abuse
yoredm wrote:

The idea is sound. Very ingenious. The only problem I see is when you are cutting anything longer than about three feet long- Do you constantly have to reposition your material supports? I understand that the supports shown in the picture move with the fence but, what about when you are working with 16 foot lengths? Do you need to work in a barn to be able to swing your moulding around? And re-adjust your material support (assuming you're not working on the floor all the time!)?

12/31/2009 03:54:16 PM Report Abuse
rayhoff447 wrote:

like the idea andthe price is no bad either

12/31/2009 03:30:09 PM Report Abuse

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