Tag Archives: miter saw

How Does a Saw’s Electric Brake Work

Tool manufacturers are increasingly clever with safety and fatigue-reducing features on their products. Examples abound with auto lock-ons, auto lock-offs, blade guards, shields, and locks just to start. But there’s one safety feature that you might take for granted because you can’t see it – the saw’s electric brake. If you use a saw with […]

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Ridgid R4221 12-Inch Miter Saw Review

When I think of Ridgid the first thought that comes to mind is bang-for-the-buck. But I don’t mean I have to settle for something less, they are one of the last companies that I’m aware of where you really just get an awesome product for not a lot of money. I mean, have you ever […]

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Milwaukee Cordless Dual Bevel Miter Saw Review

Milwaukee Cordless Dual Bevel Miter Saw ReviewI remember back when I was helping my dad renovate our old split level home in Allentown, PA. We did everything with a circular saw, a corded drill, and some well-used hand tools. What I wouldn’t have given for a good cordless saw back then. Of course, back then, the concept of a cordless miter […]

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Ridgid 18V 7-1/4 Inch Brushless Miter Saw

Ridgid 18V 7-1/4 Inch Brushless Miter SawWe love that the tool technology envelope-pushing continues at full speed. That means we get to use tools in ways that we couldn’t, wouldn’t, and sometimes even shouldn’t before (have you seen Kenny put his hand in the paths of the SawStop and Reaxx blades yet?). A big driver of tool technology has been in […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt 120V Max Sliding Miter Saw

DeWalt FlexVolt 120V Max Sliding Miter SawWe’ve teased you with a couple of short videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but now it’s time to pull back the curtain and give you our full report on the DeWalt FlexVolt 120V Max Sliding Miter Saw. If you’ve been completely disconnected from the world since June, DeWalt’s FlexVolt system changed the game with […]

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How To Use A Miter Saw Like A Pro

How To Use A Miter Saw Like A ProWisdom from the Pro to the Apprentice There are several types of joints that fasten two pieces at a 90 degree angle. For all other angles, a miter joint is required. We like that because it means we have an excuse to buy a new tool. Maybe you’ve seen the classic miter box for use with a […]

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Ridgid MS255SR 10-inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw Review

Ridgid MS255SR 10-inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw ReviewSome will read this review wondering why a saw that’s been out for quite a few years gets a review in PTR. The Ridgid MS255SR 10-inch dual bevel sliding miter saw came out in 2012 and had a limited run that lasted up through 2014. But that was pretty much the last time anyone could […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt 120V Max Miter Saw

DeWalt FlexVolt 120V Max Miter SawDeWalt FlexVolt 120V Max Miter Saw is a Much-Anticipated 12-Inch Solution on a Cordless Platform There’s no doubt that the most anticipated and talked about tool from the 2016 DeWalt Experience is the new DeWalt FlexVolt 120V Max Miter Saw. Well, miter saws actually. There are two models, each with 3 configurations to choose from. The […]

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DeWalt DWS709 12-Inch Miter Saw Review

DeWalt DWS709 12-Inch Miter Saw ReviewWoodworking is a demanding endeavor that requires knowledge, skill, and the proper tools to be successful. Joinery that fits well does not happen by chance but is carefully calculated from concept to finish. One piece of machinery that is indispensable to this process is the compound miter saw. The dual bevel sliding compound saw has made […]

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