July 2024

Miter Saws: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of miter saws rankings posted by key online experts, as of July 2024.

Summary

On 10 Jul 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 72 miter saw endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

39 miter saws were endorsed in total, only 13 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 10 Jul 2024, Bosch GCM12SD takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed miter saw with 9 expert endorsements. 4 experts out of 9 recommended it as the '#1 miter saw' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking miter saws start at $119 (Metabo HPT C10FCGS) and go up to $1599 (Festool Kapex KS 120). Median miter saw costs $489 (Bosch CM8S).
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At a glance - July Ranking

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Rank Change Price Miter Saw
This Old House
The Saw Guy
Sensible Digs
ProTool Reviews
Bob Vila
craftsmanprotools.com
SolidSmack
Sawinery
BestCovery
Popular Mechanics
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Bosch GCM12SD
The Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw is a versatile and accurate tool with a 12-inch blade, innovative Axial Glide System, high-precision angle adjustments, and safety features, making it suitable for a wide range of cutting tasks.
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Dewalt DWS780
The Dewalt DWS780 Miter Saw is a versatile and powerful tool known for its accuracy, precision, and durability, making it a top choice for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.
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Craftsman V20
The Craftsman V20 Miter Saw is a highly regarded tool that offers precise and versatile cutting capabilities, powered by a long-lasting battery, and prioritizes user safety.
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Metabo HPT C10FCGS
The Metabo HPT C10FCGS miter saw is highly praised for its features, accuracy, power, safety features, and durability, making it a versatile and reliable tool for woodworking tasks.
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Dewalt Dws779
The Dewalt DWS779 is a highly praised and versatile miter saw that offers accurate cuts, impressive power, safety features, and durability, making it a valuable tool for a variety of cutting tasks in woodworking, construction, and DIY projects.
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- $140
Genesis GMS1015LC
The Genesis GMS1015LC compound miter saw is a versatile and durable tool that offers precise cutting capabilities and a helpful laser cutting guide, making it a reliable and efficient choice for professional woodworking projects or DIY home improvement tasks.
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- $679
Milwaukee 6955-20
The Milwaukee 6955-20 Miter Saw is a highly praised tool by experts for its smooth cutting capabilities, enhanced brightness, accuracy, power, safety features, and durability, making it a recommended choice for woodworking, carpentry, construction, and DIY home improvement tasks.
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Makita LS1019L
The Makita LS1019L is a versatile and reliable miter saw that offers precise and clean cuts, making it ideal for professionals and DIY enthusiasts in woodworking and construction projects.
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- $676
Delta 26-2250
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- $489
Bosch CM8S
The Bosch CM8S Miter Saw is highly praised for its cutting capabilities, accuracy, and stability, making it a reliable and versatile tool for both professionals and DIYers.
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SKIL 3821-01
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Milwaukee 2734-20 M18
The Milwaukee 2734-20 M18 Miter Saw is a versatile, accurate, powerful, safe, and durable tool that is highly praised by experts for its features and performance.
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Skil MS6305
The Skil MS6305 Miter Saw is a highly praised and versatile tool that offers accuracy, power, safety features, and durability for a wide range of cutting tasks.
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Miter Saw
#4 $119 Metabo HPT C10FCGS
#6 $139.99 Genesis GMS1015LC
#3 $199 Craftsman V20
#15 $260.76 Skil MS6305
#12 $489 Bosch CM8S
#2 $549 Dewalt DWS780
#1 $596.99 Bosch GCM12SD
#14 $608.98 Milwaukee 2734-20 M18
#11 $676.03 Delta 26-2250
#7 $679 Milwaukee 6955-20

We ranked Bosch GCM12SD #1 in July 2024 because:

  • 9 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
  • Out of those, 4 experts ranked Bosch GCM12SD as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 26 Aug 2023)
The Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw is a versatile and accurate tool with a 12-inch blade, innovative Axial Glide System, high-precision angle adjustments, and safety features, making it suitable for a wide range of cutting tasks.
Critic endorsements:
This Old House

Best Miter Saw Overall

Features a highly versatile and intuitive design
Offers best-in-class durability

Stand and table may require stability support
Costs more than many competing saws

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The Saw Guy

Best Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Space-saving design with the Axial Glide System.
High cutting capacity and versatility.
Precision-focused features for accurate cuts.

Heavier than some competitors, impacting portability.
Blade quality could be improved for finer cuts.
Higher price point compared to some other models.

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Sensible Digs

Best miter saw for crown molding

Suitable for Crown Moldings
Safe Bevel Lock
Large Scales
Axial Glide System

Tall and Heavy
Lacks Laser and Light

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ProTool Reviews

Best Miter Saw Overall

Powerful
Excellent for tall standing crown cuts and vertical base clearance
Saves a ton of space in the shop

Need a lighter, more portable saw

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Bob Vila

Best Overall

Smooth zero-clearance arm provides ample user-friendliness
Powerful motor provides durability and long-term usage
Dust-collection system keeps dust and debris out of the air and workshop
See-through safety guard integrated into the design to prevent unwanted cuts

Does not include a light to illuminate the workspace or a laser to pinpoint cut lines
At 65 pounds, it’s a little heavy compared with other models and difficult to carry around a shop

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craftsmanprotools.com

Best For Workshop Use

Very compact. Takes less space than other sliding miter saws due to its Axial Glide System.
It’s very easy to read and adjust.
It comes perfectly aligned and accurate right out of the box.
Dust collection is very efficient. Easily one of the best.
The movement of the axial arm is fluid. It’s very easy to cut with it.

It comes with a low quality blade. You need to buy a higher quality blade like a Diablo to get the best out of it.

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SolidSmack

Doesn’t have the typical type of rail design to help it save space.
Has a well-balanced base.
Offers 14-Inch expanded horizontal cutting capacity, 6-1/2-inch vertical capacity, and 6-1/2-inch crown capacity (45-degree spring).
Has 3 HP, 15 amp motor and delivers 3800 RPM.
Compact for a 12” miter saw.
Intuitive functions and great for left- and right-handed users.

Doesn’t offer a laser or LED cutting guide.

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Sawinery

Patented glide system for accurate cuts
Provides easy blade adjustments for bevel and miter settings
Capable of easily making angled miter cuts
Dust bag integrated with a vacuum adaptor
Equipped with a versatile saw blade suited for different DIY projects
One-touch sliding fences for added material support
Lower blade guard for increased visibility
Zero clearance slide arm that can sit against a wall if needed

Requires constant maintenance
Must be set-up accurately and according to manual

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BestCovery

Best miter saw overall

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We ranked Dewalt DWS780 #2 in July 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Dewalt DWS780 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Apr 2024)
The Dewalt DWS780 Miter Saw is a versatile and powerful tool known for its accuracy, precision, and durability, making it a top choice for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.
Critic endorsements:
Bob Vila

Runner-Up

Powerful motor is ideal for heavy-duty or frequent use
Large-capacity design makes it ideal for professional as well as DIY use
Uses a locking lever instead of a turning knob for quick angle changes

No laser guide integrated into the design
Needs a lot of room for the slide rails, so it may not suit smaller workshops

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craftsmanprotools.com

The 12 inch sliding blade provides a very large cut capacity for cutting bigger workpieces and moldings.
The sliding action is very smooth.
Efficient dust collection. All the dust is directed to the back of the saw for easy collection with a shop vac.
The shadow line feature is very useful especially for beginners.

It’s very heavy, not something one can easily carry around without a mobile stand.

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SolidSmack

A great amount of metal components and a sturdy build.
Has a 15 amp motor delivering 3800 RPM.
The back fence can cut up to 2 x 16 (90-degrees) and 2 x 12-dimensional lumber (45 degrees).
Very easy to assemble.
Great build and the adjustments are very responsive and precise.
Has a powerful motor and durable blade.
Very flexible and capable of doing every kind of cut.
Has 10 positive stops in its adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate.

The grip handle is a bit uncomfortable in the hands as it appears not to have any cushion.

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Sawinery

Has extended power and durability
Suitable for heavy-duty cutting operations, whether you're performing rough or fine cuts
Distinct and adjustable back fence structure
XPS crosscut position system for adjustment-free cut line
Integrated with a reliable and precise miter system
Wider range for miter and bevel angles
Tall fence so you can easily cut pieces

Must be assembled according to the manual instruction
Corded and requires an electrical power source

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BestCovery

Runner Up

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend miter saws.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of miter saws, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for July 2024 ranking

We ranked Craftsman V20 #3 in July 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 12 Jan 2024)
The Craftsman V20 Miter Saw is a highly regarded tool that offers precise and versatile cutting capabilities, powered by a long-lasting battery, and prioritizes user safety.
Critic endorsements:
This Old House

Best Lightweight Miter Saw

Features a highly portable and light design
Operating volume is competitively quiet

Not ideal for larger jobs or heavy-duty work
Struggles to cut acute angles

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The Saw Guy

Best Cordless

Powerful 3,800 RPM motor for efficient cutting.
Portable and lightweight, with side carry handles.
LED cut line positioning system for accuracy.
Good battery life, allowing for extensive usage on a single charge.

Limited to smaller cutting tasks due to the 7-1/4 inch blade.
Dust collection could be improved.
May not be suitable for heavy-duty construction tasks.

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Bob Vila

Best Bang for the Buck

Lightweight and compact enough to be transported if necessary
Quiet operation volume will not cause a lot of noise pollution in a house, on a job site, or workshop
Relatively powerful compared to some other models available

Contains a lot of plastic pieces, so it may not provide long-term durability
Single bevel may not be ideal for some users

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craftsmanprotools.com

The battery is reliable – lasts very long.
It’s quite powerful and performs really well.
Lightweight and compact. It folds up and carry easily.
You don’t need access to a power outlet to use it. It can be used on a remote jobsite. Very good good for handymen.
It’s budget-friendly.

Quite limited cut capacity, although for a 7-1/4 inch blade, I wasn’t expecting more.

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SolidSmack

Reasonably priced for the features it offers.
Compact, lightweight, and very convenient to use.
Great for small residential projects.
Features LED lights for accuracy of the cut line.
A single charge can last up to 2 hours of continuous use and easily recharges at just 1 hour.

Has a poor dust collection system.

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BestCovery

Best Budget Miter Saw

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We ranked Metabo HPT C10FCGS #4 in July 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Metabo HPT C10FCGS as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 26 Aug 2023)
The Metabo HPT C10FCGS miter saw is highly praised for its features, accuracy, power, safety features, and durability, making it a versatile and reliable tool for woodworking tasks.
Critic endorsements:
This Old House

Best Value Miter Saw

Features a powerful and easy-to-use design
Price point is more affordable than most competing models

Construction is not competitively durable
Operating volume is louder than many alternative options

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The Saw Guy

Best Budget Miter Saw

High power motor for tough cuts.
Lightweight and portable.
Wide miter and bevel angle range for flexibility.
User-friendly with thumb-actuated stops.

Blade guard feels somewhat flimsy.
Dust collection could be more efficient.
Factory-set blade may require adjustment for precision work.

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craftsmanprotools.com

It cuts square and precise.
It’s relatively cheap and budget-friendly compared to similar brands. Performance however is top notch.
Perfect saw for DIY project.
Setup doesn’t require much time, and it’s quite accurate right out of the box.
It comes with cool features like a laser guide.

You can tell it’s cheap from the metal used, and dust collection is a bit poor.

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Sawinery

One of the most affordable 10-inch single bevel miter saws in the market
Cuts material at a no-load speed of 5000 RPM
Has an extensive working space that provides added support
Adjustable blade fence with bevel capability of 0-45 degrees

Crosscut capacity might not be enough for some
Single bevel configuration can only tilt in one direction

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We ranked Dewalt Dws779 #5 in July 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Dewalt Dws779 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 26 Aug 2023)
The Dewalt DWS779 is a highly praised and versatile miter saw that offers accurate cuts, impressive power, safety features, and durability, making it a valuable tool for a variety of cutting tasks in woodworking, construction, and DIY projects.
Critic endorsements:
The Saw Guy

Best Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Exceptional power and durability.
Precise cutting with easy-to-adjust miter and bevel settings.
Robust construction ensuring longevity.

Heavy, making it less portable.
Absence of an integrated guide light.
Dust collection could be more efficient.

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Sensible Digs

Best sliding compound miter saw

Dust Collector
Sizeable Capacity
Accurate Cuts

No Laser

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ProTool Reviews

Best Miter Saw for the Money

Good depth and clearance
Powerful cutting
Reasonable price
7.5-in nested crown support!

Want to save some weight (this is a heavy saw)
Want an LED cut line indicator

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We ranked Genesis GMS1015LC #6 in July 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Sep 2023)
The Genesis GMS1015LC compound miter saw is a versatile and durable tool that offers precise cutting capabilities and a helpful laser cutting guide, making it a reliable and efficient choice for professional woodworking projects or DIY home improvement tasks.
Critic endorsements:
The Saw Guy

Best Budget Miter Saw

Affordable pricing for its range of features.
Laser guide for enhanced cutting precision.
Easy to assemble and use, even for beginners.

Some components, like the blade guard, feel less sturdy.
Dust collection could be improved.
The laser may require calibration for optimal accuracy.

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Sensible Digs

Best budget miter saw

Extension Wings and Clamp
Arbor Lock
Electric Brake

Laser Is Battery-Powered
Awkward Clamp Position

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craftsmanprotools.com

It’s very affordable and ideal for both beginner woodworkers with a small budget for tools.
It comes equipped with a laser marker for easy alignment of material.
Good design and quality build.
Lightweight and easy to transport. Electric brake feature makes it safer to use the saw.

The hold down clamps that comes with it are poorly designed.

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BestCovery

Best Budget Miter Saw

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We ranked Milwaukee 6955-20 #7 in July 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 26 Aug 2023)
The Milwaukee 6955-20 Miter Saw is a highly praised tool by experts for its smooth cutting capabilities, enhanced brightness, accuracy, power, safety features, and durability, making it a recommended choice for woodworking, carpentry, construction, and DIY home improvement tasks.
Critic endorsements:
Sensible Digs

Best miter saw for furniture making

Digital Readout
Cuts Large Materials
Includes Lighting

Inadequate Dust Collector

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craftsmanprotools.com

Cuts materials with great precision and accuracy.
Increased cut capacity.
Efficient dust collection when hooked to a vacuum.
Dual inbuilt lights for proper blade and workpiece illumination.

Vacuum hook-up attachment does not come with the saw. It has to be bought separately.

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Sawinery

This 12-inch dual bevel sliding miter saw comes inclusive of dust channel providing a cleaner working environment
Operates with a 15-amp and 3.3 max hp motor
Suitable to cut hardwoods than 10-inch blades
Has a fine adjust miter angle options with a self zeroing system
Integrated with lights and dust port for convenient operations
Can crosscut 13 1/2 inches at 90 degrees

Corded miter saw that might require power extensions
Needs regular maintenance

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We ranked Makita LS1019L #8 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 26 Aug 2023)
The Makita LS1019L is a versatile and reliable miter saw that offers precise and clean cuts, making it ideal for professionals and DIY enthusiasts in woodworking and construction projects.
Critic endorsements:
Bob Vila

Best Zero Clearance

Powerful motor is ideal for professional as well as DIY use
Sliding design is brilliant and user-friendly
Lots of features and extras included with the saw

A little complicated to set up
An armful to move around; may not be ideal for transporting

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SolidSmack

The laser is positioned in a new place to make it more ergonomic.
Powered by 15 amp direct-drive motor delivering 3200 RPM.
The dust-collection system is more effective than other models.
Great for workshops with limited spaces.
Great depth adjustments for trench cuts.
Has an excellent cutting capacity.

The fence doesn’t slide outward but can be removed using a thumbscrew.
Not very ideal for left-handed users.

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We ranked Delta 26-2250 #9 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
This Old House

Best Cross-Cutting Miter Saw

Features a portable yet sturdy design
Offers smooth slide handling

May require frequent realignment and calibration
Guideline may be difficult to see under certain lighting conditions

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craftsmanprotools.com

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We ranked Bosch CM8S #10 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 26 Aug 2023)
The Bosch CM8S Miter Saw is highly praised for its cutting capabilities, accuracy, and stability, making it a reliable and versatile tool for both professionals and DIYers.
Critic endorsements:
ProTool Reviews

Best Compact Miter Saw

Excellent cutting capacity
Respectable blade speed
Lightweight, easy to transport with integrated handle

Need more cutting capacity
Require a taller back fence

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SolidSmack

Lightweight at 37 pounds and sports a top carry handle.
Compact and perfect for tight spaces.
Great balance and no tipping problems.
Smart placement of buttons and other controls.
Sports integrated expanding base extensions.
Delivers 5600 RPM.
Perfect for small-scale furniture projects and residential carpentry purposes.

Doesn’t offer a laser guide feature.

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We ranked SKIL 3821-01 #11 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
This Old House

Best Miter Saw Components

Offers best-in-class safety features
Includes a highly visible laser guideline

Tilting action may be more challenging than expected
Not ideal for frequent job site relocation

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BestCovery

Best Compound Miter Saw

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We ranked Milwaukee 2734-20 M18 #12 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Apr 2024)
The Milwaukee 2734-20 M18 Miter Saw is a versatile, accurate, powerful, safe, and durable tool that is highly praised by experts for its features and performance.
Critic endorsements:
ProTool Reviews

Best 10-inch Miter Saw

Oversized bevel lock
Integrated “wings” for extended support
Tons of power and ample runtime
Excellent value—particularly if you already have batteries
Lightweight

Hate the color red?

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Bob Vila

Best Cordless

Cordless design frees users from the entanglements of electrical cords
Bright and focused LED light source ensures excellent visibility
Safety switch conveniently located next to the trigger for easy, one-handed operation

Dust-collection bag was useless—consider connecting the dust port to a shop vacuum

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We ranked Skil MS6305 #13 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best miter saws” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 26 Aug 2023)
The Skil MS6305 Miter Saw is a highly praised and versatile tool that offers accuracy, power, safety features, and durability for a wide range of cutting tasks.
Critic endorsements:
Sensible Digs

Best Dual Bevel Miter Saw

LED Shadow Line for Accuracy
Common Angle Cuts
Cam Miter Lock Knob
Excellent Value for Money

Sharper Blade Required
Blade Is Too Tight
Not Perfectly Accurate

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craftsmanprotools.com

Very affordable
Has every feature you need, dual-bevel and sliding.
Very lightweight and ideal for jobsite operations.
Motor has plenty of power – cuts like hot knife through butter. Good construction with machined aluminum components.

Being very lightweight, it moves during use, unless you bolt it to a stand or table.

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