1) Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
This miter saw from Makita is often considered to offer the largest crown molding cutting capacity in its category. It also features a compact design with its 4-steel rail sliding system which further improves rigidity, thus allowing a user to produce amazingly superior cuts. Its exclusive 6 linear ball bearings also deliver solid, smooth and adjustment free accurate cuts. This model also offers an innovative direct drive gearbox, together with a patented retractable guard system which is engineered for enhanced vertical cutting capacity.
With its patented rail sliding system, offering less deflection. As a result, you can expect a much larger cutting capacity, with better cutting accuracy. In terms of convenience, this model also comes with a compact and ergonomic design. It is lightweight, and as such, it can be very portable, and easy to transport. Also, its rubberized, ergonomic horizontal D-handle design features a better fit, along with added comfort. Its larger trigger switch also offers easier operation.
2) DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
This model operates with a 15-amp motor, along with an integrated XPS cross cut positioning system, thus ensuring an adjustment-free and accurate cut line indication. It also features a tall sliding fence which supports 7-1/2 inch nested crown and 6-3/4 inch base molding vertically. Other amazing features of this model include a hassle-free operation design, allowing you to easily bevel from o to 49 degrees with various positive stops in both left and right directions.
It also features ultimate durability. It comes rugged guards, fences, precision-machined castings, as well as a bevel system. Its tough stainless steel miter detent plate is also designed to effectively withstand the constant rigors in the job site.
3) Hitachi C10FCE2 15-amp 10-inch single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
This model promises accurate and smooth miter cuts and crosscuts in a wide range of workpieces, including aluminum sashes, hardboard, soft fiberboard, decorative panels, plywood and common wood. Its compound cutting capacity and flexible miter angles combined offer versatility when performing tasks. As such, this model is perfect for framers, trim carpenters, as well as woodworkers who depend on reliability and precision.
In terms of design, this model comes with a 45-degree bevel and a dust bag. This dust collecting system keeps the interior parts of the saw dirt-free. It also features an elastomer grip, which is very easy to use, and comes in a comfortable horizontal handle, and a vibration-reducing elastomer grip, keeping you in full control at all times.
4) DEWALT DW715 15-amp 12-inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
Another DEWALT model that is recommended by many woodworkers is the DW715 model. It is a single bevel compound miter saw which is powered with a 15-amp, 4,000 RPM motor. It also uses a stainless steel miter detent plate, along with a cam miter lock, offering reliable durability and accuracy with easy adjustments. Portability wise, this model comes in a lightweight design, along with a built-in carry handle for convenience.
The miter detent override featured in this model enables you to override the miter stops, adjusting to the specific setting that you desire without worrying that the saw slips into the miter detents. It also features tall sliding fences which support crown molding of up to 5-1/14 inch.
5) Hitachi C12FDH 15-amp 12-inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Laser
This miter saw comes equipped with a laser marker that offers accurate and smooth miters and crosscuts in a wide variety of workpieces. This is a tool that is ideal for carpenters, as well as other woodworkers who consider reliability and precision ad very important factors in their tasks. The manufacturer of this brand also made sure that this model is easy to use and is versatile. For example, its thumb-actuated positive miter stops allow you to change the cutting angle of the blade easily when creating miters in crown molding, along with other trim pieces.
This model has also been filled with some user-friendly features, including its powerful 15-amp motor which creates a no-load speed of up to 4000 RPM, working really well even through the toughest hardwoods. It also features a large base that offers support and balance combined, thus preventing the material from warping. Its built-in clamping system also holds your workpiece right in place.