Construction Pro Tips
Build a frame
Cutting metal on a miter saw can be a risky proposition. Miter saws have a tendency to send things flying during the cutting process; if you are cutting metal, this could potentially lead to a terrible injury. One way to lower the risk of injury when cutting pieces of metal on a miter saw is to build a wooden frame that is around the same size as the metal you want to cut. By placing the frame firmly against the fence of the miter saw, the frame will support the metal piece and hold it in place while you make the cut. This tip is especially useful when cutting a lot of metal pieces that are the same style and shape, as you can reuse the frame over and over. To see this tip in action, check out the short video below.