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Miter saw you would purchase strictly for segment turning? (Read 112 times)
 
Clark Pittman
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Miter saw you would purchase strictly for segment turning?
Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:00pm
 
Anyone have thoughts on which miter saw would be the best for segment turning? Which ones have the ability to make "fine" angle adjustments to allow for segment rings with near perfect joints, or is that too much to hope for with a miter saw?
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Re: Miter saw you would purchase strictly for segment turning?
Reply #1 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:52pm
 
I will tell you that most everyone will most likely jump on the Festool Kapex bandwagon.
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There are plenty of other miter saws that cost less that will give you a precise cut and have "micro-adjust" features. [url]Bosch is an example. Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register[/url]

Much of the cut quality comes from the use of the proper blade
The Festool has a proprietary blade, most other quality name brand saws accept standard blades. I suggest buying a blade designed for use in a Miter saw. Freud and Forrest are the most common IME

There are other things to consider such as hold downs and/or fence design, you'll have to decide what fits your work style best. I almost forgot, the ability to make of purchase a zero-clearance insert is a must.
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