In case you haven’t noticed, Kev has a passion for power tools, and he
definitely has a crush on this monster.
The Ryobi 305mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw is able to cut huge sections of
timber, like sleepers and posts, in one go (no more flipping them over and
lining-up cuts), even at large angles.
It can cut mitres of over 60º in both directions. Most saws will only cut up to
45º. It also cuts bevels of over 45º in both directions. It has a laser guide,
which saves time in lining-up cuts, and clever fences that slide to extend them
out of the saw’s path. The fences are also very tall, making mitres in large
skirtings a breeze.
The clamp is strong and very fast, with a push-button quick-release, and the
extra large dust bag means you don’t have to empty it too often.
There’s an ingenious depth stop, that makes accurate notching and tenoning easy.
Kev reckons that if you have serious renovation to do, you need a serious saw.
The Ryobi 305mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw is it!
Whenever you’re using power tools use a “safety switch” or earth leakage circuit
breaker. These devices will cut power to the tool at the slightest detection of
Very cheap life insurance!
Monte’s safety Tip:
There’s a bit more to making
chairs than meets the eye, so take your time to make sure your joints are as
accurate as possible, and try to stick to the dimensions in the plan as closely
as you can.
Ryobi tools are available at all good hardware stores.