Learn to swing your saw without visualizing the mitered corner
I used to close my eyes and visualize which way to swing my saw, especially if I was mitering a tricky corner. When I first started using a miter saw, there was a time I’d cut the wrong miter. And on tricky corners, even after years of experience, I still got them wrong nearly as often as I got them right.
Not any more. The method I’ve been using for the last ten years is almost fool-proof—even for a fool as big as me. And it’s fast and simple, too.
All of us, every carpenter imaginable, identifies miters by short points and long points. So why not learn how to swing your saw according to the same vocabulary?
Several Roadshow attendees have asked me to provide a clearer explanation of the Shortpoint-Longpoint method. I hope this short video does the trick!