micro mark miter saw

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i got a micro mark catalog in the mail last week and started looking at there small minature power tools. i saw they had a small miter saw which caught my attention. i had been doing small cuts like inlay with one of those tiny miter box and saw setups. not ideal. i rememberd that 987ron had gotten one of their tablesaws a couple years ago so i asked his advise on it. he said the saw was great, not a toy by any means. so i went for it and got the miter saw. so far im lovin it. not a lot of power but it's only intended to cut small stock. the 45 degree cuts were dead on. cuts are glass smooth also. i made a board with rubber on the bottom that i can clamp to the t track on my bench.one thing i dont like and will get rid of is the safety lever, that red piece hanging down. you have to depress the red button on top the handle to allow it to drop and make the cut. PITA! i may remove the clear plastic gaurd also. all in all a pretty cool tool for cutting small stock. cost was 60 bucks, not bad at all. i got mine through amazon. they were a little more than micro mark direct but free shipping and my prime rebate money. they sell the tablesaw for the same price. im pretty sure im gonna go for that also. as i get older i find myself doing a lot more small projects. i posted this earlier but i wanted it with all the rest.

 working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF. 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

from what ive done with it i love it. gonna be very useful on small projects.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

if you like making models or small boxes these saws are great.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice gadgets you get for your workshop

...woodicted

cant have too many toys ivan.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Bought one and am a bit unsure of the tool and if I will use it.    
Concern is on my big Delta Miter Saw the work is supported on the base as it is cut.   This has a gap under the base that extends back about 1/4"     Leaving the work unsupported  at the cut.   Will fiberous type woods tend to splinter more than having a firm base?   Will have to find out now and when and if the blade is not new.    
The safety switch is a bit inconvenient     Probably disable it.    Guess it is for safety, keeps the blade from being lowered until it is pushed and held while making a cut, it is not the on/off switch.

If I make my own support piece and disable the safety switch then it comes closer to my idea of what it should be.     But I am fussy about my tools and how I use them.

For straight cut offs will use the Micro Mark table saw    Use this if the cut offs are at an angle.     


Ron

Oh wow, I didn't even know these tools existed! 

Angellos

Have you figured out why the clamping bed is above the base.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD