Watch House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrate three easy ways to make multiple cuts using a miter saw.
Repeating a cut on a miter saw seems easy enough, but measuring and marking rarely yields pieces that are evenly sized. To get better results, This Old House DIY Expert and House One editor Jenn Largesse shares three easy ways to cut multiples.
How to Make Multiple Cuts with a Miter SawJenn Largesse
1. Use the First Cut as a Template
The first and most obvious way is to use the first cut board to size the next cut. Do this by placing the cut board on top of the uncut board with the ends flush.
Lower the blade slightly, and then slide the two boards until the cut boards hit the side of the blade, remove the board and then make the cut.
The key is to keep using the same board, not the most recently cut board so that the measurement doesn’t slightly “grow” over time. The downside of this method is that the blade can shave a bit more off of the subsequent cut, so there can still be a bit of variance.