Mark the Schedule 80 PVC pipe at the point where it needs to be cut. Pull the miter saw's locking handle so it rests on the 90-degree setting. Tighten the handle at this setting by turning it clockwise.
Rest the PVC pipe on the base of the miter saw, pushing it against the back stop. Pull the blade down to make sure it lines up with the mark on the pipe.
Hold the pipe firmly with one hand, at least a foot from the blade, and while squeezing the trigger, pull the saw blade's handle down so it cuts through the pipe. Push the blade's handle back up and away from the pipe, and remove the pipe from the miter saw.
Scrape away any burrs or plastic fragments from the cut pipe end, using a tradesman's knife.
Things You Will Need
- Marker pen
- Powered miter saw
- Tradesman's knife
- Notice the circular saw blade has a plastic safety cover that will move automatically to allow the blade to cut through the pipe.
- If the Schedule 80 PVC pipe is already installed, use a portable power saw to make the cut. Take time getting a firm footing, and make sure the cut is straight at 90 degrees to the pipe.