Is there anything wrong with using a PC power cord for a miter saw?


There is a big difference between being tied to an expensive, proprietary battery pack and being tied to a 120 VAC line.

When my first battery pack for a tool dies, I dissect it and attach wires through a suitable strain-relief. I then connect the ends to an Anderson Powerpole connector, which I can then plug into a more substantial battery.

(If you do so, be sure to wire the connector according to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service standard, and you'll be able to plug it into any nearby ham radio operator's battery, if needed.)

For this reason, I favour 12 volt tools, because it is simple to find generic batteries for them -- you can even clamp them to a car battery. I don't find the additional torque of higher-voltage tools to be worth the inconvenience and expense of being tied to proprietary batteries.

I can plug into a 17 ampere-hour battery in a box with a handle, and work nearly ten times as long as I can with the 2 ampere-hour battery that came...

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Select the type and size miter saw you will need.



come with a variety of functions and in several sizes, so choose one that will meet your needs. Here are a few differences in these machines:

Size. This is determined by the blade diameter, and normally varies between 8 and 12 inches. The diameter of the saw's blade will determine how wide and thick the material you are cutting can be. Action. There are three types of power miter saw:Standard miter saw: The basic, standard miter saw will make a perpendicular cut through a board or other material at angles typically ranging from 45 degrees left (counterclockwise) to 45 degrees right (clockwise). An angle scale and locking device keep the blade correctly aligned. Compound miter saw: Adds the ability to tilt the blade at a specified angle from vertical, to cut a compound angle. Sliding miter saw: The saw slides along a horizontal arm, similar to a radial arm saw. It can be pushed through the material...
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802.11 G tests do not show degraded throughput as TX power increases. It also does not show a reduced S/N.

Laptop: Lenovo T400
NIC: Intel 5100 AGN (Configured for G only at Lowest Power setting. Intel drivers does not give dBm level.)
Testing software: IPERF (Using 8 parallel streams.)
AP: Cisco 1242
Antenna: Cisco AIR-ANT4941 (2.1 dBi)
Distance from AP: 10 feet line of site.
Specturm Analyzer:Airmagnet Specturm XT
Wireless Analyzer:Airmagnet WiFi Analyzer

Spectrum XT shows no interference before test.
Signal strength of Laptop at AP = -61 dBm

Test #1
AP power: cck -1 dBm / ofdm -1 dBm / EIPR 1.2 mW
Wifi signal @ client is -62 dBm / SNR 27
Throughput 19.1 Mbits/sec
Throughput 18.2 Mbits/sec
Throughput 19.0 Mbits/sec

Test #2
AP power: cck 8 dBm / ofdm 8 dBm / EIPR 10.23 mW
Wifi signal @ client is -53 dBm / SNR 36
Throughput 19.0 Mbits/sec
Throughput 19.1 Mbits/sec

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What it's good for:

This tool can be used for drilling holes in metal, plastics, wood, masonry and also used as an electric screwdriver for driving screws. A cordless drill, like any other cordless power tool, has the convenience of freedom from a power cord. This means no cables to trip over or moving extension leads around to provide slack in the cord. A cordless drill can also be used in awkward places, up ladders and on roofs without the inconvenience of the power flex catching in everything. Another advantage is that a cordless drill is better balanced and easier to use with one hand, especially for driving screws. Corded drills tend to be top-heavy and difficult to use with one hand.

How it works:

Cordless drills usually have either a 3/8 inch (10mm) or 1/2 inch (13mm) hand-tightening chuck. Combi drills have a hammer action function which facilitates drilling of holes in masonry. Cordless drills are available with battery voltages from 10.8 to 36...

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Every carpenter should know that when you buy a new chisel or hand plane it’s not razor sharp out of the box — you have to sharpen it before using it. Well, the same is true for miter saws. They don’t come from the factory in perfect tune.

Besides, after you’ve dragged your saw in and out of the truck a few dozen times, or jammed heavy stock against the fence, or maybe even had it flip off the back of a saw stand — or a tailgate — all those precise adjustments can get seriously out of whack. If you’ve noticed joints not quite closing up for you lately, it’s probably time to tune up your saw. Here are a few tricks to get that big investment dialed in just right.

Blade considerations

Setting up a saw properly isn’t possible with a dull or bent blade. Deal with that first. If you don’t have a fresh blade, get a new one and install it before going any further. But which blade should you buy?

Do not use the same blade in your miter saw that you use in your...

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Along with the circular saw and cordless drill, miter saws and table saws are two of the most common power tools out there; walk into any halfway serious DIY’ers garage or workshop, and you’re liable to find both.

But what’s the difference between a miter saw and a table saw? Obviously if a lot of people buy both, they must do different things - right? Which one is better? Which one should you get?

If you’re in the market for one or the other (or both), and you’ve been asking yourself these questions, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll talk about the main differences between miter saws and table saws - what sorts of specific jobs each one is appropriate for, and whether or not you need both in your garage.

General overview: Miter saw vs. Table saw

If you’re in the market for your first power saw and have been wondering whether to get a miter or a table, get the table saw, hands down; it’s far and away the more versatile of the two,...

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A miter saw benefits professional woodworkers and do-it-yourself project enthusiasts alike. It is a handy tool for any type of workshop. The versatile device allows users to create precise angled cuts quickly and easily. Various types of miter saws are available for different jobs, and different types of blades exist. Users can review some basic considerations, types of miter saws, and blade types to help them choose the perfect saw for their projects.


There are a few considerations that buyers must think about before shopping for a miter saw. Weight and size, adaptability, and price are important factors to review before purchasing one. These factors give users a starting point for the buying process.

Weight and Size

If the user intends to keep the miter saw in a permanent and stationary place, weight is not an issue. However, stationary saws are large. Users must measure the area they plan to use the saw to make sure there is ample...

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