Using miter saw as a radial arm saw?

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Forum topic by Artie2 posted 01-29-2010 12:34 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2010 12:34 PM

Hi everyone. 1st post here. Great forum, great info.

I recently purchased a Kobalt miter saw. Seems like a nice unit, but it has that “sliding motor” feature. Is it the intent of this design to use it as a “poor mans” radial arm saw, or should it always be locked into some position before use.

If “yes”, I assume you start with it extended and slide “back”, given the direction of blade rotation.

Thanks all.


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#1 posted 01-29-2010 12:38 PM

hi an welcome!

Yup thats pretty much how a slider works, you can either lock it to chop like a standard miter saw or unlock the slide to crosscut wide boards.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 01-29-2010 10:17 PM

Thanks Jei’son. I thought so, but I wasn’t sure.

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#3 posted 01-29-2010 10:30 PM

I wouldn’t slide back, slide forward.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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