1) Hitachi C10FCE2 15-amp 10-inch single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
This saw model offers accurate, smooth miters and crosscuts for various workpieces, including wood and plywood, soft fiberboard, decorative panels, aluminum sashes and hardboard. It comes with flexible miter angles, along with a compound cutting capacity that offers maximum versatility on the job. This tool is a perfect addition to the toolbox of any framer, carpenter, and woodworker who are looking for reliability and precision. This saw model is often described as the most portable and lightest compound miter saw in its category.
Among its interesting features include a positive miter stop which allows you to choose some preset points at specific angles. It also uses a 45-degree bevel which allows you to adjust the bevel up to 45 degrees going to the left, thus ensuring precision cuts.
2) Makita LS1016L 10-inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
This power miter saw comes with a 15 amp direct drive motor which requires less maintenance. It features a compact design along with a patented 4-steel rail sliding system which works in increasing rigidity in order to create superior cuts. One thing that makes this model a standout option is the fact that it offers the largest crown molding cutting capacity in its category.
This model also has an exclusive 4-3/4 inch sliding fence system, accommodating a wide variety of cutting applications. This very easy one-touch miter lock system incorporated in this model is also designed for accuracy in adjustments, as well as an overall increased efficiency. For better precision in cutting, it also comes with a built-in laser which indicates the cutting line, whether the blade is on or not, along with an on/off switch for precision in cutting.
3) Dewalt 717 10-inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
This miter saw comes with a stable and sturdy design, which also incorporates an adjustable stainless steel bevel detent plate, along with 11 positive stops. It has a clamping feature with dual steel rails and linear bar bearings. These features alone promises very accurate cuts without any problem at all.
This model is also easy to adjust, thanks to its cam-lock miter handle, offering a huge amount of versatility, thanks to its large miter capacity. This capacity is a range from 0-60 degrees (left) and 0-52 degrees (right). It also features a convenient detent override, allowing you to easily change the setting of the miter without the need for the saw to slip into the miter detents.
4) Bosch GCM12SD Double Bevel Gliding Compound Miter Saw
This model is one that offers real quality. One of the most essential features of this saw is its axial glide system. This does not use the standard rail setup that is often used in other sliding miter saws which may get messed up easily and needs maintenance in order to work well. It also makes it possible to easily just sit this tool against the wall of your shop, saving space inside.
This saw is also set up in a way that is very intuitive and easy. You only need to perform minor alignments. It has a quick-release square lock fence which is aligned out of the box, requiring minimum or zero adjustments. The fences also use a very easy lock/unlock feature that makes it easy for the user to slide the fence quite perfectly right into position for an accurate and easy alignment of the work pieces.