A motorized miter saw (also called a chop saw or drop saw) is a power tool used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece.
Common uses include framing operations and the cutting of molding.
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 blade and the longest workpiece edge.
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°, 30°, 45° or 75°).______