What Is a Miter Cut?


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A miter cut is an angled cut made on a piece of wood. Special saws are used to make these angled cuts.

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A miter cut can be almost any angle, and the cuts are commonly seen on things like pictures and door frames. Three types of saws are used to make mitered cuts.

  1. Compound miter saws have blades which can be angled either to the left or right and are most commonly used for framing.
  2. Dual compound miter saws are the second type of miter saw, and can tip right or left, but the blades can be tipped in opposite directions to make beveled angles.
  3. Sliding compound miter saws are like compound saws, but slide back and forth, making them better for longer pieces of wood.
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