Published on November 6, 2018 by Marc & Mandy

If you’re scratching your head and wondering what a Mitre Saw is, you’ve come to the right place! For this segment of The Marc and Mandy Show, Celebrity Access Reporter Holly Nimens chats with HGTV Host and Celebrity Designer, Paul Lafrance. Paul shares some tips for using a mitre saw safely and effectively. 


What is a Mitre Saw? 

Mitre Saw is a stationary saw that can be used to make cuts at a variety of angles. This type of saw is well suited for any type of framing, woodworking, or molding project. 


What are some tips and tricks for using one correctly? 

  • Always wear safety googles when operating a mitre saw. 
  • When using a mitre saw, stand perpendicular to the machine; meaning, stand straight and don’t lean into the machine. 
  • You never want to start the saw while it’s directly touching the wood. Instead, start the saw while it’s above the wood, and carefully lower it down once you’re ready to start cutting. 
  • If you need to cut a bunch of same sized wood pieces, rather than making each measurement and cut individually, set up something called a “stop” or a “jig.” This will allow you to preset a measurement, so you can cut continuously while only measuring once.  


  • Kevgin 11 months ago

    awesome tips

  • Cindy 11 months ago

    What a great tool!

  • Corry L. 11 months ago

    Love his work. We’re sure to use his tips when building a deck next year.

  • Jay M 10 months ago

    That’s a nice saw! I hate measuring things, so anything to make it easier!

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