Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Machine • Studio
Safety Training is REQUIRED before using this resource and must be cleared by Hybrid Atelier personnel.
Sliding Compound Miter Saw


Important Links

  • Powerful 15 amp, 3, 800 RPM motor delivers extended power and durability
  • Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2x16 dimensional lumber at 90 degree and 2x12 at 45 degree
  • Super efficient dust collection system captures over 75 percent of dust generated

Maximum Cutting Thickness: 6.75 inch

Personal Protective Equipment

Eye Protection Required

Wear safety glasses.

Wear Ear Protection

Wear earplugs or earmuffs; provide people using the space with ear protection.

No Loose Clothing

Roll up sleeves; do not wear loose fitting clothes or gloves.

Contain Long Hair

Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.

Sturdy Non-Slip Footwear Required

Wear close-toed and sturdy shoes

Wear Mask/Face Shield

Wear a mask/face shield if cutting operation produces dust.

No Jewelry

Remove jewelry and rings.


Mechanical Forces

Saw may grab and ‘kick-back’ toward operator.

Flying Debris Forces

Flying chips and airborne dust

Sharp Objects

Contact with rotating blade

Eye Injury

From flying debris


Cutting operation produces substantial noise.

Things to Avoid

  • Do not use faulty equipment. Immediately report suspect equipment.
  • Never leave the machine running unattended.
  • Do not exceed the maximum cut for the machine.
  • Do not cut more than one workpiece at a time.
  • Do not start the saw with the blade touching the workpiece. Allow the blade to reach full speed first.
  • Do not cut branches, dowel, or wood with embedded nails or screws.
  • Do not rip solid timber along the grain.
  • Do not cut ferrous material.
  • Never have your finger on the trigger until you’re ready to cut.

Safety Checks

  • Locate and ensure you are familiar with all machine operations and controls.
  • Check for damaged parts. Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
  • Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip hazards are present.
  • Ensure all guards are fitted, secure and functional. Do not operate if guards are missing or faulty.
  • Remove adjusting keys and wrenches before turning the tool on.
  • Ensure the work area is clean and uncluttered. Keep table and work area clear of all tools, off-cut timber and sawdust.
  • Do not reach underneath the saw unless unplugged.
  • Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.

Operational Checks

  • Ensure all adjustments are secure before making a cut.
  • Secure the workpiece with clamps and against the guard fences and support the workpiece on a stable platform. Do not use a length stop on the free scrap end of a clamped workpiece.
  • Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting operation, without the material in place, to ensure the saw is unimpeded through its full range of motion.
  • Avoid reaching over the saw line. Do not cross arms when cutting.
  • When pulling the saw down, keep other hand, especially the thumb, well clear of the line of cut.
  • If workpiece is bowed or warped, clamp it to achieve the greatest stability toward the fence.
  • Allow the blade to come to full speed before commencing a cut.
  • After finishing the cut, release the switch, hold the saw arm down and wait for blade to stop before removing work or off-cut piece.
  • Before making any adjustments, disconnect the plug from the power source and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
  • Practice trigger safety by removing finger from trigger until ready to cut.


  • Turn off the machine and allow the blade to come to a stop
  • Unplug the miter saw
  • Clean dust and debris with the Shop-Vac