Are you a carpenter and facing problem to unlock your miter saw? Don’t worry. Classic Reviewed is here to help you. Based on the valuable suggestion from the experienced carpenters and the research from our team members, we are providing you the best solution to unlock a miter saw. Hope you like our guideline on how to unlock a miter saw.
Before going to the main part of this guideline, let’s discuss some important topics regarding miter saw.
What is a miter saw?
A miter saw is a special tool that is used for accurate crosscuts in a variety of shapes. It is specialized for precise angle cuts and used during the serious projects.
Miter Saw Lock System:
Locking and unlocking of a miter saw can be difficult for a new user. So, it is important to know the lock systems of a miter saw well. It has double locks – front lock and back lock.
Front Lock: A front lock helps the carpenter to control the angles of the cuts.
Back Lock: A back lock helps to control the movement of the blade up and down.
Guideline On How to unlock a miter saw
We all know that a miter saw is an important equipment for a carpenter. Due to safety precaution, it is needed to lock and unlock the miter saw depending on the needs.
Actually, it is not a complicated process to unlock a miter saw. Just we need to know some important parts of it and their usage. A knob and a pin control the locks of it. The knob is situated at the end point of the pin and used to unlock the miter saw. To adjust the locks, we need to pull or push the knob. But there is a problem. There are many types of miter saw available in the current market. And you can not unlock a miter saw in the same way for all. That’s why we try to discuss all type of miter saws with every possible solution to unlock your miter saw.
Angle lock of a miter saw is controlled by the two locks on the front side of the saw. There is a large knob which is horizontally knurled locks left to right swivel action of the blade and a lever right underneath(in most of the cases) or the knobs lock as well as releases preset for common angles. The position of the lever can be on top of the knob depending on the model though it does not affect during operation. For perfect angle lock, both the knob and the lever work simultaneously.
So, how can we understand that the miter saw is locked or unlocked? It is very easy. If the knob is tight, then it is locked otherwise unlocked. Besides this, the lever is also used to lock or unlock common angles. In that case, you have to pull the lever of it and position the handle to the desired angle. After ensuring your desired angle, you need to release the lever and lock the angle by twisting the knob clockwise. For advance angle lock, you need to inadequate the lever using the index or middle finger. To gain the required standards, it may need mild force to control the lever spring.
To understand the swivel locks, you need to understand the meaning of swivel. The swivel is a connection point(can be a cylindrical rod) that helps to rotate the connected object horizontally or vertically.
Many preset angle locks are inbuilt into the saw. The macro knobs unlock the blade for free so that the carpenter can use the miter saw easily. And the tiny lever is used to lock in various miter angle and set the angle of the blade for transportation.
You need to depress the lever and then rotate it in advance or release the lever to set the saw in a custom angle for cutting to adjust between the preset lock.
Locking the Bevel:
Bevel lock is not that common to all miter saws model. If your miter saw has not that lock, you can stay out of this step. A spring-loaded pin or lever will help to lock the bever in that case. You just need to press the lever or hold it and when you find your desired angle and for the pin lock same as well.
But most of the new miter saws featuring tilting bever, so it will be better to stay with us. Near the base of the saw, you need to slide the integrated stop in order to adjust and get the desired performance.
Some saw models have specially designed drilled hole to stop the head from beveling more and pre-set to a particular angle.
The rail lock is mainly a knob situated on the base of the blade arm. To lock the arm in place mainly for certain cuts, we need to use rail lock. Besides this, it is also used to lock the head while transporting miter saw.
Some safety precaution regarding rail lock:
- It is our advice use rail lock when you are not using Miter Saw.
- You need to be very careful with naked teeth of the blade and it should completely be immersed under the table.
- The blade of the saw should not be accessible when the arm is in the folded position.
Blade lock is mainly a pin situated rear side of the miter saw. You need to keep pressing the head down and pulling on the pin until it is released and the pin is unlocked. In this situation, a click can life up the blade automatically that’s why our suggestion is to cover the exposed teeth of the blade through the blade guard when the arm moves into the position.
From the above discussion, we can tell that unlocking a miter saw is not that tough task. We hope that our suggestion will help you to lock and unlock your saw safely and soundly. For now, Goodbye.