Sliding Arm Saw

What is an Sliding Mitre Saw?

The miter saw (AKA drop saw) is a power tool used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece at a selected angle. The miter saw makes cuts by pulling a spinning circular saw blade down onto a workpiece in a short, controlled motion. The workpiece is typically held against a fence, which provides a precise cutting angle between the plane of the blade and the plane of the longest workpiece edge. In standard position, this angle is fixed at 90°.A primary distinguishing feature of the miter saw is the miter index that allows the angle of the blade to be changed relative to the fence.While most miter saws enable precise one-degree incremental changes to the miter index, many also provide "stops" that allow the miter index to be quickly set to common angles (such as 15°, 22.5°, 30°, and 45°).

Why use an Sliding Arm Mitre Saw?

The mitre saw is used to make short cuts through timber material. It has has limited cutting length range however is able to be adjusted to make mitred edges at a required angle.

Training

The Machine Workshop offers a range of training to help you learn how to use different tools. This training includes:

  1. Machine Workshop Website

    Read through the website to get an understanding of what the Workshop offers.

  2. Attend a Level 03 Machine Specific Safety Induction

    Attend a Level 03 Machine Specific Safety Induction available every weekday afternoon from 1:00pm - 2:00pm during Open Access hours.

  3. Attend Open Access Session

    Additional training and assistance as required can be provided during Open Access times. Just ask one of the Machine Workshop technicians if you have any questions or need any support.

For a full explanation of the training available visit the Training Centre.

Access

  • The tools located in the Forbo Model Making Space require you to complete of the Level 01 Online Induction.
  • Tools located in the Machine Workshop require you to complete both the Level 01 Online Induction and Level 02 In Person Induction.
  • Prior to using any of these tools for the first time check with staff on their proper usage.
  • Students and staff who have completed Level 0, 1, 2 and 3 on relevant machines are able to access the Machine Workshop during Open Access, 1:00pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
  • The workshop encourages you to learn the tools available and complete your own work. It is a requirement for you to discuss your work with workshop staff prior to commencing any work.
  • You do not need to book a time, just complete the required training and come in during an Open Access afternoon session to get assistance with tools and your project. Make sure to bring drawings and a clear idea to discuss with staff so they can assist you.

Cost

There is no cost to students for the use of this equipment, however materials should be supplied by the student.