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SKIL 3317-01 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw

Review of the SKIL 3317-01

Feature-Packed And Ideal For Beginners

I like a miter saw that’s portable and can be easily stored away at the end of my work day, so I was excited about reviewing the SKIL 3317-01, which is considered to be one of the most portable miter saws on the market. In addition to being portable, it also has other features which should make it ideal for beginning woodworkers, like its laser cutline guide and the carbon tipped blade that comes included. Read more

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Milwaukee 6955-20 12-Inch Sliding Miter Saw

Review of the Milwaukee 6955-20 12-Inch Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Digital Miter Angle Fine Adjust

Outstanding Features and Top Notch Performance

I have to say that I am really impressed with the information I found on the Milwaukee 6955-20 Miter Saw. Milwaukee has a strong following among professional contractors and this miter saw has a very good reputation, is full of amazing features, and is reportedly very easy to use. Weighing in at 65 pounds, this is one beast of a miter saw and I found the price to be quite hefty as well. They say you get what you pay, for so let’s see what you get with the Milwaukee 6955-20. Read more

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Makita LS1221 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw Kit

Review of the Makita LS1221

Unique Features That Stand Out From the Crowd!

Whenever I am shopping for a power tool I always think about the job I want to use the tool for. Purchasing a tool based on your individual needs and the purpose for which you intend to use it will help you to make a better choice. There are a lot of miter saws out there and if you don’t have a good idea of what you want you can easily get distracted and possibly end up with a saw that doesn’t meet your needs. That’s one of the reasons I do these reviews – so you can make better, more informed decisions. Read more

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Makita LS1040 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw

Review of the Makita LS1040

Easy To Carry And Easy On Your Pocket

Another miter saw I am seriously considering for my workshop is the Makita LS1040. If you’ve read many of my reviews, you know portability is really important to me and my research shows that this miter saw is a durable, easy to use, super lightweight saw with some impressive features. This one is definitely designed to combine portability with speed and precision. The fact that it’s so lightweight (only 27.3 pounds) and still has a 15 amp motor really piqued my interest, so I had to check it out and write a review. Let me show you why the Makita LS1040 is on the short list of miter saws I’m thinking about buying. Read more

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Makita LS0815F 8-1/2″ Slide Compound Miter Saw

Review of the Makita LS0815F

Powerful and Portable Gets it Done Every Time!

When I’m doing home renovation projects there are always a ton of uses for a good sliding compound miter saw. The Makita LS0815F uses only an 8 1/2 inch blade, but its capacity is right on par with most bulkier 10 and 12 inch models. You get the same capacity with increased portability, more manageability, and just as much power, if not more. This saw has a lot of great features, so let’s get to finding out all this model has to offer. Read more

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Homecraft H26-260L Compound Miter Saw

Review of the Homecraft H26-260L 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw by Delta Power Tools

Budget Friendly and Super Portable

Delta has been making power tools since the early 20th Century and they have earned a reputation for producing high-quality, durable and innovative products. The Homecraft line by Delta was designed to be budget friendly so a wider range of woodworkers could take advantage of Delta’s years of power tool making experience. I decided my reviews needed to include a lower cost alternative for those who might be just starting out on their woodworking adventures, or are just more budget conscious, and I determined the Homecraft H26-260L 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw would be a good choice. So let’s get right into it and see what the Homecraft H26-260L is all about. Read more

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Hitachi C12RSH Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Review of the Hitachi C12RSH 15 Amp 12-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser

Innovation Delivers Enhanced Performance!

When I was reviewing the Hitachi C10FCH2, I came across its sister-saw, the C12RSH, which uses a 12-inch blade. Its specs and innovative features really stood out, so I decided to review it as well. The C12RSH is an incredibly versatile miter saw with a large cutting capacity which many woodworking tradesmen will find useful. Read more

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Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Review of the Festool Kapex KS 120

Unparalleled Performance In A Compact Design

If I were to win the lottery tonight, one of the first things I would buy with my winnings is a Festool Kapex KS 120 – one of the most impressive miter saws I have ever come across. It has several innovative design features for making precision cuts and it’s a well-made, professional grade machine. I would say the Festool Kapex KS 120 is the stuff that miter saw dreams are made of. If price was not an issue, this miter saw would already be in my workshop and I would have a permanent smile on my face. Read more

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DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Sliding Miter Saw

Review of the DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Easy To Use, Durable and Precise!

I prefer to work with sliding compound miter saws rather than non-sliding models, as the sliding function lets me cut larger pieces of wood more easily. The DEWALT DWS780 has this useful sliding function and it has a double bevel which lets you cut bevels without having to flip your work piece, so I decided to add it to the list of miter saws I wanted to review. Read more

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DEWALT DW717 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Review of the DEWALT DW717 10-Inch Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Large Cutting Projects Just Got Easier!

Every now and then I take on a project that requires cutting large pieces of wood, so I wanted to take a look at the DEWALT DW717 because it was designed specifically to do these kinds of jobs. It’s packed with features designed to accommodate cutting larger pieces, but I wanted to find out is if the accuracy of the cuts is as good as on the models designed for mid-range cutting jobs. Read more

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Bosch GCM12SD Glide Miter Saw

Review of the Bosch GCM12SD 120-Volt 12-Inch DB Glide Miter Saw

A Unique Design For Compact Workspaces

I wanted to review the Bosch GCM12SD mainly because of its patented axial glide system, which is supposed to give you more control when making precision cuts. It’s also one of Bosch’s flagship tools and I was curious as to exactly what sets this miter saw apart from the competition. Read more

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Bosch 4310 10-Inch Slide Miter Saw

Review of the Bosch 4310 10-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Miter Saw

Bosch Blasts Through Big Projects

Whether you do solo woodworking projects in your garage woodwork shop like I do, or you are an experienced woodworking professional, a durable and accurate miter saw is always a wise investment. A miter saw can be used for many different wood cutting jobs and, if you get one that’s well made, it can make your life a lot easier. Well, maybe not your entire life, but it can certainly make cutting wood easier. The Bosch 4310 10-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Miter Saw promises to be the ideal miter saw for all your carpentry and woodworking needs. Let’s have a look at its features and you can decide for yourself. Read more