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How to Make Multiple Cuts on a Power Miter Saw

By: Joe Truini

A stop block works great for making repetitive cuts of the same length on a power miter saw. You can also use a stop block to gang cut several pieces at the same time. Here’s how:

  1. Clamp a square cut scrap of 1/2″ plywood to the miter saw fence.
  2. Place a carpenter’s square on the miter saw table, and carefully align the fence so it’s square with the table.
  3. Stake several pieces of stock on the miter saw table, making sure they’re all in contact with the stop block.
  4. Hold the stock firmly against the miter saw fence.
  5. Turn on the miter saw and cut through all the pieces of stock at the same time.

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  • Jule L. Eberle Says:
    September 20th, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I am in the process of building a 10x12x24 greenhouse that is an interaction between wood frame with a steel component. I am going to describe the six sections that i am currently working on. They are all the same in measurements. To save time i need to cut these to best of ability and efficiency. I have a compound laser in my shop.

    Following description.
    1)Six sections
    2)Here is one section.
    3)top and bottom measurements for one section is 2x6x75″
    4)vertical is 3 – 2x4x8 per section, top and bottom measurement is 68″

    ***My idea is to set up the 2x4x8 to be cut to size(gang) and stacked, and the 2x6x12 to be cut to size. Cutting the 2×4’s three at a time, but cutting the 2x6x12 flat to size because of support issues (i am not sure what else to do). Could you please advise to the best method of madness for me. I also need some ideas on the best set up for my shop so that i may re-build for a better means of efficiency and safety.
    Thank-you very much, Jule


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