So why is there such a huge variation on pricing?! Well there are a bunch of fancy words describing the different functionality you can get in a mitre saw, and these key pieces are linked to where it will fall on the price range scale:
As an example, a Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Mitre Saw (say that 10 times fast!) will be at the top end because it has ALL OF THE THINGS.
In all honesty, I actually have two mitre saws in my workshop. Because of the range of work that I do, I own a 10” compound mitre saw ($320 CAD) and the 12” double bevel sliding compound mitre saw ($630 CAD shown above).
Personally, the most useful bonus feature is the sliding function. As an example, my 10” saw can only cut wood that is 7” wide (because of the fence) while my 12” sliding saw can cut up to 14” wide...literally doubling my cutting surface, even though technically its only 2" inches wider.
The final piece you’ll want to consider is the blade. Saws typically come with one, but if you need one or are looking to upgrade yours be aware they are expensive, so be sure to budget in for this. A great tip to remember is the number of teeth in a blade determines how smooth the cut will be.
Don't sweat it! All of this information (and MORE) can be found on my Instagram IGTV where you can see me, up close and personal, talking about a whole bunch of tools.
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