Even though I am a little bit stuck on the Hitachi C10FCH2 15-Amp 10-inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker, I still decided that having a few extra options never hurt anyone.
Here is my shortlist of some of the best miter saws on the market:
1. Homecraft H26-260L 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw by Delta Power Tools
This model from delta is a fairly lightweight unit, allowing for an easy transportation to any jobsite. The ergonomic handle provides a better grip and ensures a safer, somewhat predictable operation.
One of its most prominent features is the spindle lock that holds it securely while the blade nut is loosened and then removed. As for capacity, this miter saw is able to cut nominal 4 x 4 and 2 x 6 boards when at 90 degrees and 2 x 6 ones at the bevel setting with just one pass.
All in all a pretty good option to keep in mind as it will virtually work with any miter saw stand, no matter the brand.
2. Black+Decker M1850BD 7-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
Another option to check out is this miter saw from Black and Decker. Both compact and extremely easy to carry, this unit is ideal for cutting crown and base molds. Coming up to only 17 pounds in weight, this might be the preferred model for many smaller-framed people.
The miter range is about 0-45 degrees both left and right and it holds 9 positions. All the features ensure you can use the unit for pretty much everything, from trimming and framing to different craft projects.
3. DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
Coming from Dewalt, the DW715 model is both sharp and thin allowing for better cuts. Equipped with different accessories – a carbide blade, a blade wrench, a dust bag and comfortable side handles in the base – this unit will be able to handle most if not all things you throw its way.
One of its best features is the miter detent override, allowing you to easily override miter stops and adjust to any desired setting without the actual saw slipping into the miter detents.
4. DEWALT DW713 15 Amp 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw
Also from Dewalt, the DW713 has a pretty powerful motor for its size, a 15 amp one that provides about 5,000 rotations/ minute. The incorporated stainless steel detent plate has 11 positive stops and helps in providing a high level of accuracy that can be repeated every single time.
This saw unit was specially designed to deliver very quick and accurate bevel cuts measuring 0-48 degrees to the left and 0-3 degrees to the right.
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