It’s a new year, and we have some fun and informative videos in store over the next few weeks on our YouTube channel.  Our top questions we receive daily are asking us what tools you need to get started and how to use them.  Today, we are touching on one of our favorite, and certainly one of our most used tools in our shops… Our miter saws!  We use our miter saws in just about every project on this site.  Both of us started cutting wood with small hand saws… Literally.  It only took one small craft to figure out we were ready to move up to a miter saw that would do the work for us!  We hope this video encourages you to be brave and give it a go. So, check out our How to use a Miter Saw video on YouTube HERE or below and share!  Let us know if you have any questions at all!

Curious about which saw is a good fit for you?  There are options to fit every space and budget.  Just remember, the more money you invest in it, the more the saw will do for you.

Here are a few of our favs…

This one actually runs on a battery people.  Pretty cool!  It’s small too, making it perfect for small jobs with lumber like 1×3 and 1×4…

Ryobi 18v Miter Saw

This is a 10″ sliding miter that will do more!  It’s got a great price point too!

Ryobi 10″ Sliding Miter Saw

And this is what both of us currently work with and LOVE it!

Ridgid 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw

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  1. I just got the Ridgid 12” sliding compound miter saw(boy that’s a mouthful but I’ll NEVER get tired of saying that!!!) as a Christmas gift from my parents last night! Thanks so much for the video- I can’t WAIT to get started! Now I want a miter saw station, new trim mounding in the kitchen, some toy bins for the kids’ new toys, a dining bench, some craftsman end tables, a mud room cabinet, a ship lap wall…?

  2. Love my chop saw but boy do I have trouble with the table saw. Do you have any tips about getting same measurement on the entire length of board that I rip. I always seem to come out with different width at beginning, middle and end of my board.