10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saws

The modern answer to the radial-arm saw.
By David Thiel & Kara Gebhart
Pages: 70-75

From the August 2004 issue #142
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Miter saws have come a long way from being used primarily as a machine for chopping 2x4s on job sites. In fact, they’ve become so sophisticated and accurate that many woodworkers don’t even consider using their table saw to cut a miter. And when it comes to straight crosscuts, 10″ sliding compound miter saws have all but replaced the radial-arm saw.

But, like most toys in your shop, these advanced precision machines are pricey. So we decided to look at the available options to make sure your money is well-spent.

From the August 2004 issue #142
Buy this issue now