The number of applications around the home for jobs involving power saws are vast. Whether it’s a relatively simple DIY project like replacing the skirting boards, or something a little more adventurous, such as making furniture, there’s nothing like the that red blooded male adrenalin rush of slicing up MDF, plywood or hardwood.
As you’ll know if you have ever undertaken a job like this, the secret to success and a great finish is quite simple – getting a clean cut and getting your angles right. There are plenty of manual mitre saws on the market, and we’ve discussed the differences between them and their motorised big brothers before.
The fact of the matter is, when you’re doing more than chopping a couple of lengths of wood, you really need to be thinking in terms of power tools, and not using your own energy to cut through countless joints. It’s not just about getting too tired too quickly either, a few carefully timed breaks can solve that issue effectively – it’s about accuracy.
As we said at the beginning, the accuracy in getting the cut angle bang on can make or break a project. We’ve all seen those amateur skirting board efforts in people’s homes where you could lose coins (or worse) in the joints, and if you’re making your own furniture, maybe built in bathroom cabinets, you want them to be sturdy and to stand the test of time, and to look great too. While you can get imitation wood fillers to improve unsightly gaps, they do little to boost the strength of a join, so you’re better off doing the job well to begin with.
Investing in high quality mitre saws that provide the power you need allows you to concentrate on getting those corner pieces made perfectly, and avoid these problems altogether. There’s nothing wrong with needing to tidy up small areas after cutting wood to size, but that should be exactly what it is, a small tidy up job, not an approximation that’s to be sorted out later.
Wood is a beautiful material that can create incredible, natural looking results in all kinds of creations, and the skilled home do it yourself expert will be able to easily fuse their own skill with the tools available to rapidly create some masterpieces that proudly sit around their home. You might not quite be at that stage yet, but by investing in the right tools for the job, you’ll find that your expertise grows much more quickly. It also keeps those frustrating mistakes to a minimum, and even when they do rear their ugly heads, it will seem much more simple to redo a section and get back on track when you’re not getting more and more tired and tetchy!