The Craftsman 10″ MiterMate Miter Saw is unlike any miter saw that we’ve ever seen before. Compared to a traditional miter saw, the MiterMate, with its innovative V-fence system, is said to help woodworkers and DIYers save time while increasing the efficiency and accuracy of their cross cuts and miter joints.
When setting up a traditional miter saw to make an angled cut, the saw blade and entire motor assembly is adjusted to create the desired miter angle while the fence and workpiece angle remains fixed.
Craftsman’s unconventional and innovatively designed MiterMate miter saw, on the other hand, is designed such that the fence and workpiece is adjusted to create the desired miter angle with respect to the position of the saw blade.
Included with the MiterMate is an angle finder tool that is used to automatically measure and transfer angles to the saw for quick and easy setup. Once the MiterMate’s fences and blade are adjusted to match the angle finder settings, cuts to two mating pieces of molding should produce a perfect miter joint.
Featured on and included with the MiterMate are: V-fence with sliding faces to provide maximum workpiece support, telescoping steel extensions to support long workpieces, one horizontal hold down clamp, dust bag, 10″ 40-tooth carbide tip saw, and Laser Trac laser saw guide.
Additional specifications are as follows: 15A motor, arbor size of 5/8″ for 10″ blade, 4800 RPM, an adjustable bevel of 0 to 45°, blade guard, and on/off switch.
The Craftsman Miter Mate is available at Sears and is priced at $250. If you can wait for a sale, you could find the saw for as low as about $220 on average.
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